A local military cadet returned to his hometown Thursday to share his military academy experiences and encourage high school students.
West Point cadet, Jacob Scoggin, a Decatur native, visited students at Newton County High School and Newton County Academy.
Scoggin told the groups there are great opportunities at the U.S. military academy. Getting in isn't easy, but Scoggin says it is most certainly worth the effort.
"West Point is one of the better colleges in America," said Scoggin. "We've been constantly rated pretty high. And I feel like it's a great opportunity for a lot of students in the area to get an education that would be hard to obtain otherwise."
Scoggin graduated from Newton County High School in 2009. He's currently a sophomore at West Point.