Rounds Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

 

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Rounds Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations
December 22, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced his nominees to attend the nation’s service academies for the fall 2017 semester.

“It is an honor to nominate these young South Dakota students to become the next generation of military leaders,” said Rounds. “The United States service academies are looking for the best and brightest to join their ranks, and I was fortunate to receive nomination applications from an outstanding group of students. I’m confident they possess the leadership qualities and academic excellence to succeed at our nation’s service academies. I wish them all the best.”

Each year, members of Congress are allowed to nominate students from their state to the U.S. service academies. Each academy then gives full and fair consideration to these nominations when selecting enrollees.

Senator Rounds announced he has nominated the following South Dakotans:

·       Spencer DeLange of Sioux Falls, SD, to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Colin Entinger of Brandon, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Brooke Fraasch of Milbank, SD, to U.S. Naval Academy

·       Mariah Grant of Rosholt, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Blake Hayden of Canton, SD, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force      Academy.

·       Samantha Herman of Madison, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Amber Hulse of Hot Springs, SD, to U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Lauren Hunstad of Parker, SD, to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

·       Tessa Kimbler of Aberdeen, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Stanley Larson of Sioux Falls, SD, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Naval Academy

·       Zachariah Markel of Watertown, SD, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Naval Academy

·       Spencer Mohr of Mitchell, SD, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Naval Academy

·       Jonah Nelson of Sioux Falls, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

·       Noah Scott of Gary, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Fallen Sorbel of Martin, SD, to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

·       Jack Talcott of Brandon, SD, to U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy at West Point

·       Eli VanHorn of Plankinton, SD, to U.S. Air Force Academy

·       Justice West of Piedmont, SD, to U.S. Naval Academy

Additionally, Rounds has nominated the following students who are dependents of South Dakota residents:

·       Durant Crow of West Point, NY, to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

·       Tacoma Mendelsohn of Hampton, VA, to U.S. Air Force Academy

More information about the nomination process and eligibility requirements can be found here.

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