Gabriel Darren Cobb, the grandson of attorney Dorothy Taylor Cobb of Los Angeles, has accepted an appointment to the United State Military Academy at West Point. The Landmark Christian High School graduate was nominated to both West Point and the Naval Academy by Georgia Cong. Lynn A. Westmoreland (R.-Ga.).
Gabriel also received letters of acceptance from the Coast Guard Academy, the Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, the New York University Polytechnic Institute, the Air Force Cadet Program, as well as Morehouse College, Syracuse University, Emory University and North Carolina Central University. In all, 12 universities and college sought to woo Gabriel with scholarships that totaled in access of $1.6 million.
Garbriel excelled artistically, athletically and academically as a student at the Landmark school in Fairburn, Ga. He also landed starring roles in the school’s last three theatrical presentations, including the role of Harold Hill in the 2011 production of “The Music Man,” and he was a member of the school’s elite chamber chorus for the past three years. He is a three-sport athlete and achieved seven varsity letters, becoming a region finalist in all three sports.
Along with high academic honors, he has aided in numerous community service activities and Christian mission trips abroad.
Gabriel is the eldest son of Carroll Vincente and Lori Elaine Cobb of Senoia, Ga., and the grandson of Martha Elaine Williams, also of Senoia.