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Ryan Nominates Students for Military Service Academies

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January 07, 2016 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments
WASHINGTON, DC — Today Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced the 17 students in the First District who received nominations for appointments to the U.S. military service academies. Young men and women who seek a nomination to attend a U.S. service academy must obtain a nomination from an authorized nominating source, like a member of Congress.

Ryan said of this year’s nominees:

“I am honored to nominate these young students from Wisconsin’s First District. Military service is a noble calling, and these service academies demand the highest standards. I am confident that every one of these nominees, should they be accepted, will represent the Unites States and Wisconsin with pride. I also want to thank the members of my Service Academy Nomination Advisory Board for their advice—selecting nominees is a rigorous process. ”

The Service Academy Nomination Advisory (SANA) Board interviewed and evaluated applicants from the First Congressional District for nomination to the U.S. service academies at the end of 2015. Consisting of veterans, academy graduates, and educators, the SANA Board was appointed by Ryan to assist him with identifying the most qualified applicants. First District applicants are typically in the top tier of their class, are active in their communities, and demonstrate great potential for leadership.

A list of the students nominated by Congressman Ryan follows:

Kenosha County  

Danielle Gassie – attends Indian Trail High School and Academy, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy  

John Holeman
– attends Badger High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point  

Kyle Richter – attends George Nelson Tremper High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy.  

Evan Taber – attends Harborside Academy, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Emily Walter – attends Wilmot Union High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point  

Milwaukee County  

Jordan Garivay – attends Oak Creek High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Ryan McDermott – attends Oak Creek High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Charles Pond – attends Franklin High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  

Racine County  

Luke Herman – attends Waterford Union High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Evan Humphreys – graduated Jerome I. Case High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy  

James Jamias – attends Washington Park High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy  

Sawyer Kaye – attends Christian Life High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy  

Monte Koerner II – graduated The Prairie School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Walworth County  

Kyle Brossard – graduated Faith Christian School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  

Zachary McClenathan – attends Catholic Central High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy  

Waukesha County  

Jacob Bane – attends Mukwonago High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy  

Keanu Komar – attends Mukwonago High School, nominated for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy
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