Siegel High School Student Received an Appointment to the United States Naval Academy

May 04, 2023 at 12:23 pm by WGNS News

Photo: Madison Whitworth (Submitted)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A Siegel High School student has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. This year, Madison Whitworth was one of about 18,000 students from throughout the nation who applied for one of approximately 1,100 appointments to the Naval Academy’s Class of 2027.

According to Caroline Ott, the Library Media Specialist with Siegel High School, Whitworth was chosen after a rigorous admissions process. Her appointment is equivalent to a full four-year scholarship valued at close to $430,000. While at Siegel High School, Madison was selected homecoming and prom queen by her peers, she was also the senior captain for the soccer team, the student body spirit leader and she excelled at HOSA state convention. HOSA stands for “Health Occupations Students of America,” which is an organization for future health professionals or students going into the field of health. Whitworth also participated in multiple academic clubs and in the student council at Siegel.


2023 Seniors from Siegel are set to graduate on Tuesday, May 16th at the MTSU Murphy Center. According to, Siegel High ranks in the top 50 percentile of all schools in Tennessee. The high school has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, along with the highest reading / language arts proficiency ratings. There are over 1,700 students enrolled in the local Rutherford County School that sits directly off Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. The student to teacher ratio comes in at 15 to 1.

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