Skyler Chauff ‘20 Claims A Pair of High Honors at West Point Commencement

WEST POINT, N.Y. – A 2020 graduate of St. John’s Northwestern Academies, Skyler Chauff graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 25, 2024, with a pair of the highest awards a graduating cadet can receive.

For his academic achievements, Chauff earned the title of Valedictorian for the Class of 2024, which featured 1,036 graduating cadets. Chauff posted an incredible 4.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.33 scale to take home the honor. An amazing accomplishment in itself, but it wasn’t the only award he claimed.

Chauff once again topped more than one thousand cadets and earned the title of “Number One Cadet.” The award combines three categories: academic (55%), military (30%), and physical (15%), and Chauff’s combined score saw him take home the prestigious title and be the first cadet in line to walk the stage and shake the hand of U.S. President Joe Biden at commencement.

On commencement day, Skyler was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from West Point. He will go on to serve as an Army medical service officer starting in Camp Humphreys, Korea.

“West Point was the hardest thing I ever did, but I felt exceptionally prepared thanks to my experiences at St. John’s Northwestern Academy,” said Chauff. “The rigorous education and leader development system, from leading a cadet company to the challenges of American Studies English and History, mirrored the challenges at West Point. I’m deeply grateful for the mentorship from SJNA graduates and USMA cadets Jacob Kelley, Chris Slosar, Max Johnson, Matthew Moore, Billy Tuttle, and my best friend Hongbo Jia for getting me to where I am today.”

Skyler’s achievements are a testament to his hard work and dedication, and his honors earned at West Point bring a tremendous amount of pride to St. John’s Northwestern Academies. Continue to chase your dreams Skyler, we are forever #SJNAProud.

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