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Ryan Nominates First District Students for Service-Academy Appointments

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February 20, 2014 | Kevin Seifert (202-225-3031) | comments

JANESVILLE—Today, Congressman Paul Ryan announced he has nominated 15 students from the First Congressional District for the U.S. service academies. Every applicant to a service academy must obtain a nomination from an authorized source, such as a member of Congress. The admissions process is highly competitive, and a nomination does not guarantee acceptance.

Announcing the nominations, Congressman Ryan said:

“I’m honored to recognize this group of remarkable young people from Wisconsin’s First District. Military service is a noble calling, and I am confident that these students, if accepted, would excel at the academies and serve our nation with honor. Many talented students applied for nominations this year, and this is always a challenging process. So I want to thank the members of my Service Academy Nomination Advisory Board for their advice.”

This winter, Congressman Ryan’s Service Academy Nomination Advisory Board interviewed and evaluated the applicants from the First Congressional District. The board consists of veterans, service-academy alumni, public officials, and educators. Congressman Ryan appointed the board to help him identify the most highly qualified applicants. First District applicants are typically in the top tier of their class, are active in their communities, and have great potential for leadership.

A list of the students nominated by Congressman Ryan follows:

Kenosha County

Sarah Burmesch – attends Westosha Central High School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Andrew Jazdzewski – attends Indian Trail High School & Academy, nominated for appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Jeromy Jorgensen – attends Indian Trail High School & Academy, nominated for appointments to U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy

Ethan Sobbe – graduated from Catholic Central High School and attends Marion Military Institute, nominated for appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy

Milwaukee County

Jacob Fernandes – attends Franklin High School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Racine County

Evan Humphreys – attends Case High School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Zachary Kant – attends the Prairie School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy

Danielle Riedel – attends Washington Park High School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Garrett Sexton – attends Washington Park High School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Military Academy

Sean Waiss – attends Case High School, nominated for appointments to U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy

Rock County

Brittany Brookhiser – graduated from Milton High School and attends U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy

Walworth County

Nathan Dodge – graduated from East Troy High School and attends U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Military Academy

Steve Stukas – attends Elkhorn High School, nominated for appointments to U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy

Steven Wales – attends Elkhorn High School, nominated for appointments to U.S. Military Academy

Waukesha County

CaitlinRose Cherek – graduated from Palmyra-Eagle High School and attends Northwestern Preparatory School, nominated for appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy

 
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