Press Release of Senator Crapo
Crapo Announces Idaho 2006 Military Academy Nominations
Contact: Susan Wheeler
Washington, DC – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced his nominations of more than thirty Idaho students to military service academies for the freshman class entering in 2006. The students’ applications are now being considered by the four U.S. service academies where final selections will be made.
“These students are some of the best in Idaho and I am pleased to have them represent our state,” Crapo said. “Not only will they continue their education, but they will dedicate themselves to protecting out country. With our nation engaged in a global war on terrorism, it is as important as ever that young Idahoans are choosing to serve and defend our security and freedom. This year’s nominees are an outstanding group of students who will continue to be successful. I applaud them in pursuing their goals.”
Each year U.S. Senators and Representatives make nominations to service academies. The service academies then select from those nominations. Crapo made nominations to the following service academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York; the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
To be eligible for nominations, each student submitted an application and references, and met certain scholastic requirements under a deadline. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance. Those wishing to apply for future nominations should contact Crapo State Military Director, Linda Norris, at (202) 224-0851.
A list of Crapo’s nominations accompanies this release.
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US Senator Mike Crapo’s 2006 Service Academy Nominees US Air Force Academy: Jordan Anderson-Pocatello Levi Beard- Post Falls Hunter Bloch- Moscow David Hiner- Weiser Adam Johnson- Hayden Lake Brittani Johnson- Shelley Tamara Miller- Boise Matt Rice- Boise Jared Tate- Arco Richard Wheeler- Declo
US Military Academy at West Point: Jonathan Bass- Idaho Falls Rex Coulter- Meridian Goodwin, Chris- Hayden Ross Hartmann- Wallace Trevor Knowles- Meridian Andrew Konopacky-Meridian Joe LaPlante- St. Maries Mitch Lokker- Boise Jared Scott-Eagle Amber Zieske- Priest River
US Naval Academy: Sarah Belmont- Meridian Matt Brings-Boise Nathan Doane- Lewiston Eric Fletcher- Boise Nathan Grunzweig- Rathdrum Christian Hertzog- Eagle Emma Mattson- Meridian Joseph Morley- Rexburg Maximillian Poppler- Boise Jonathan Yuan- Boise
US Merchant Marine Academy: Chris Adams- Boise Caleb Blaser-Emmett Travis Christensen- St. Maries Tom Crotty- Boise Nick Glenn-Boise Emma Mattson-Meridian Tamara Miller- Boise Wayne Murie- Osburn Nick Purdy- Hailey Alex Wolfe- Sagle