Joseph gets appointment to West Point, Scott is at Naval Academy


Joseph Whitley, left, a senior at Havelock High School, accepts congratulations from Assistant Principal Jeff Snead as Whitley accepts a certificate for his appointment to West Point during last week’s Academic Awards Ceremony.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 04:40 PM.

After completing his first year at the Naval Academy, Scott Whitley found out his younger brother Joseph was accepted at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"Poor kid," Scott Whitley joked.

Army and Navy are natural rivals, and the Havelock brothers admit they will continue a bit of their sibling rivalry when Joseph heads to West Point in the fall. After all, Joseph had always been an N.C. State fan, while Scott favored UNC.

"We give each other a lot of jokes," Joseph said. "I was an N.C. State fan and he was a UNC fan, so we always had a rivalry between schools. I’m glad to see it’s going to continue on through the academies."

Scott Whitley said he was looking forward to some friendly competition.

"It’s going to be a good rivalry for the next few years, me and Joe at every Army-Navy game, and our parents will have a good jab at us, too," he said. "It’s going to be a good household rivalry."

Despite the joking, Joseph gave a lot of credit to his older brother.

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