Third Maceri makes the grade for West Point

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Emily Maceri holds up her “Certificate of Appointment” to the United States Military Academy.

Emily Maceri, a senior at Quakertown Community High School (QCHS), has been awarded a “Certificate of Appointment” to the United States Military Academy (USMA). She is the third member in her family to receive the appointment, following her sister, a sophomore at West Point, and her father, an Army Colonel and a 1996 West Point graduate.

“I was so over the moon,” Emily said of her reaction to receiving the good news. “I was just in shock.”

Emily worked extremely hard to achieve her appointment, awarded to only about 10% of applicants. She’s taken 15 Advanced Placement classes, has a 4.39 GPA and scored 1420 on the SAT. Outstanding accomplishments! She’s also had the advantage of familiarity with Army life. Col. Craig Maceri is Brigade Commander of the Rhode Island National Guard. Her older sister, Lizzie, a 2019 QCHS graduate, is a cadet at West Point. Each has given her all the information about the USMA that she’s needed.

“They helped me make sure it’s what I want so I don’t end up making the wrong decision,” Emily said. “And it definitely is, especially after watching my dad.”

Her mom, Mary Maceri, said, “We’ve been there so much now. She’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly.”

Quakertown Community School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner, who graduated from West Point and enjoyed a 20-year career in the Army, praised Emily for her commitment to service.

Mrs. Maceri said QCSD teachers have been “phenomenal” to her daughters, including Grace, a QCHS freshman. Emily is quick to name Mr. Auger (AP Physics), Mrs. Waddell (AP Calculus and AP Statistics) and Mrs. Eisenmann (AP Psychology) as her favorite teachers. She said AP Chemistry might have been her favorite class, as it incorporates “the perfect combination” of science and math.