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Des Moines twins both accepted to top military academies

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Roosevelt High School seniors Hunter and Cole Norris learned the value of discipline and leadership through their participation in sports, orchestra and Eagle Scouts. Now the twin brothers will refine those skills as they each head off to a top U.S. military academy. 

Hunter and Cole were both accepted to three of the top military academies in the country: the United States Military Academy at West Point (New York), the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis (Maryland). 

Cole will attend the Air Force Academy, while Hunter will head off to West Point. 

“I was the first one to start looking at West Point, in about eighth grade,” Hunter said. “I don’t remember how I got on the West Point website, but I probably spent at least 10 hours looking through that website. I just got attached to this idea of West Point.”