Ziccarello is the daughter of Jess and Kelly Ziccarello, who are both 20-year U.S. Army veterans.
Ziccarello will graduate from TK in May and report to West Point in June for basic training. She is undecided about academic studies but is considering something in either life sciences or computer science for the future.
Located north of New York City, the United States Military Academy at West Point was judged top public college in the nation by Forbes Magazine last year. It is a four-year college with fully paid tuition, but all graduates must serve 5-years minimum in the US Army upon graduation, starting as Second Lieutenants.
Ziccarello received her nomination to the academy from State Rep. Justin Amash.
Ziccarello is a three-year varsity volleyball player at TKHS and also plays travel club volleyball in the winter and spring. She was team captain her senior year and earned several honors including academic All-American, all-conference and all region player. She hopes to play volleyball at West Point.
Ziccarello is also a member of the National Honor Society, secretary for the student council, a member of the Rise Against Discrimination anti-bullying club and is a class officer.