Liam Allen Manville received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., for the class of 2017. He is the son of Lt. Col. Craig and Saralynn Manville of Vicenza, Italy. He is the grandson of George and Jan Manville of Mansfield, and Dr. Lynn and Sarah Schmitt of Holt.
Liam is currently a senior at Vicenza American High School in Vicenza, where his father is stationed on active duty with U.S. Army Africa. After graduation in June, Liam will report to West Point for cadet basic training in July.
He attended Joe E. Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla., for three years before moving to Italy last summer. During high school, he was involved in JROTC, wrestling, cross country, track, student government, forensics, several academic honor societies, theater and community service projects. He was recently awarded U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year.