U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-District 7, nominated 20 students from Michigan for appointment to U.S. service academies. The nominees will now be considered for the 2017 class at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
“It’s a privilege to nominate such bright and driven students to our country’s top military academies. There they will be challenged mentally and physically, but I am confident in their ability to continue making us proud and one day join our nation’s finest servicemen and women. I wish them the best in all their endeavors,” Walberg said.
Among the nominees were Dexter High School senior Nathaniel Mellifont for West Point, and DHS senior Paul Ruble for the U.S. Naval Academy.
Chelsea High School senior Tommy Golding was nominated for the Air Force Academy.
Other nominees include:
Samuel Keller – Skyline High School
Jovanka Koprivica – Jackson High School
Bradley Guiles – (Jackson)
Emily Unsicker – Deerfield High School
Austin Deal – Saline High School
Stefan Koberl – Saline High School
Nicholas Wei – Skyline High School
Charles Blood – Hillsdale Academy
Austin Littley – Coldwater High School
Air Force Academy
Robert Chaney - Lumen Christi Catholic High School
Wesley Grubbs – North Adams-Jerome High School
Naval Academy & Merchant Marine Academy
Tyler Gilson – Deerfield High School
Brock Rucinski – Lansing Catholic High School
West Point & Naval Academy
Grayson Strouse – Blissfield High School
Air Force Academy & Merchant Marine Academy
Hunter Johnson – Hanover-Horton High School, Ferris State University
West Point & Merchant Marine Academy
Zachery Page – Olivet High School, Albion College
Naval Academy & Air Force Academy
Chandler King – Ann Arbor