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Brooke Thomas

Overland Park, Kansas
Brooke Thomas


My name is Brooke Thomas and I live in Overland Park, Kansas. I originally was born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and lived there until I was two years old. I have an older sister named Lauren who is going to school at Kent State and a younger brother named Grant who is in middle school; we live with my mom, Collin and my dad, Kevin. I currently attend Blue Valley West High School, which is one of the five Blue Valley schools in the district. At school, I participated in many different academic and athletic programs from the varsity soccer team to the National Honor Society. I will be studying abroad in Italy during my senior year. I was fortunate enough to get into a program that allowed me to study abroad. I am also graduating early (by the end of this summer) in order to participate in this opportunity!

If I were to be accepted into the Academy, I plan on majoring in government with a concentration in international relations. This is because I love interacting with cultures different from my own and I also want to improve the relationship the U.S. has with its allies and/or countries that the U.S. may not typically have great relationships with. No one in my immediate family, which I mentioned above, is currently in the military. The only real connection I have with the military is with one of my cousins who went to the Naval Academy and later taught there. Even though I have no close family member who thought of serving in the military or attending one of the military academies, I have been drawn to a life of service for our country. Furthermore, I have been especially drawn to the Coast Guard because I love the fact that they have more of a humanitarian mission compared to the other branches of the military.