Starkville Oktibbeha School District News

SHS Senior Joshua Liddell Receives Appointment to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Posted March 21, 2022

Starkville High School senior Joshua Liddell has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

Joshua began exploring admission to West Point after participating in the West Point Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) which provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet.  

United States Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith selected Joshua as a nominee for appointment to the Military Academy Class of 2026.  As a nominee, Joshua competed with other candidates from Mississippi.  

As a student at Starkville High School, Joshua has competed in SkillsUSA. Most recently, he won a regional competition for prepare speech.  Joshua is also a competitive boxer. 

He reports to West Point on July 13.