Granddaughter of veteran earns appointment to West Point

Emily McGowan has earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point from U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper. She is a 2014 graduate of Brandon High School in Brandon, Miss. Emily is the daughter of Evangelist McGowan and Lt. Col. Jennifer Hicks-McGowan. She is the granddaughter of Viola Hicks, of Victoria, and late U.S. Army veteran Jimmy Hicks.