Daniel Moore, a junior at Watson Chapel High School and a S-3 of the Wildcat Battalion, will attend SLE (The Summer Leaders Experience) at West Point June 8-14.


Moore was chosen for the opportunity, where more than 6,000 applicants compete for 1,000 slots annually, according to a news release.


SLE gives high school juniors an immersive experience as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy in New York. SLE consists of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics.


Moore will choose from a variety of courses such as science, mathematics, engineering, humanities, modern languages, and psychology. He will also take part in daily military training.


Moore has hopes of being granted an appointment to West Point following graduation in 2020 from WCHS.


He is the oldest son of Charlotte Avery and James Moore of Pine Bluff. His grandparents are Shirley Rouse and Earnest Blann and is the nephew of the Arkansas director of veterans affairs, retired Col. Nate Todd, all of Pine Bluff, according to the release.