We received our son's official certificate of appointment a few weeks ago in the mail. The cover letter explains that we may want to make arrangements to have the appointment presented at the high school graduation ceremony. Our son's high school has told us that they have a policy of not presenting service academy appointments (or anything else in the way of awards, or sholarships) during the graduation ceremony. I know in my older daughter's class there were two students that went to service academies and there was no public mention of the appointments at the graduation ceremony, although it was noted in the program along with all the other scholarships and awards. OK, I'm biased but I think that any kid who has worked hard enough to get an appointment to a service academy desrves to get a public nod at graduation, but that's just me. It's not like it would tack another hour on the ceremony to recognize one, maybe two students who are making a huge commitment to their country. Having said that... the school suggested to me that I could make arrangements for someone to make the "presentation" of the appointment at the school privately and they will make the appropriate "press arrangements". I think I understand what they are saying, but assuming we decide to do that - who would be the appropriate person to make the presentation? Has anyone else encountered this? My first thought goes to the KP admissions field person that we started this whole process with last June. I found him on the KP website under the listing of "admissions field reps" for my state and just emailed him. Although he doesn't seem to have any official connection to the powers that be at KP (except he IS on their list), he has been just amazingly helpful and supportive. Any advice?