A Memphis high school senior is taking her track talents to the US Military Academy at West Point after earning a full-ride scholarship to the institution.
According to Fox 13 Memphis, Bartlett High School senior and track star VeJarrica Kee is set to attend West Point, where she will continue running track. West Point has an acceptance rate just above 10%, Bartlett City Schools said in a news release.
Kee has served as team caption of her high school's track team and President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The record-holding high schooler is also a youth mentor at Xchange Camp and at United Sports.
Kee holds four records in track at Barlett High School, including for the 1600-meter spring medley relay and 200-meter dash.
"First I would like to thank the man above for each and every opportunity and blessing that has come my way. I would not have made it this far if it wasn’t for God, my family, friends, coaches, and teammates," Kee wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post.
"It has been a very difficult decision to make but I have decided to think further than track to make sure my future is secured," she continued, adding that, "It was a long and stressful process but with the grace of God I was able to get into one of the hardest institutions that will fully cover everything."