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Crapo Announces Idaho 2006 Military Academy Nominations

Washington, DC â?? 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 studentsâ?? applications are now being considered by the four U.S. service academies where final selections will be made. â??These students are some of the best in Idaho and I am pleased to have them represent our state,â?? Crapo said. â??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 yearâ??s nominees are an outstanding group of students who will continue to be successful. I applaud them in pursuing their goals.â?? 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 Crapoâ??s nominations accompanies this release.# # #US Senator Mike Crapoâ??s 2006 Service Academy Nominees US Air Force Academy: Jordan Anderson-PocatelloLevi Beard- Post FallsHunter Bloch- MoscowDavid Hiner- WeiserAdam Johnson- Hayden LakeBrittani Johnson- ShelleyTamara Miller- BoiseMatt Rice- BoiseJared Tate- ArcoRichard Wheeler- DecloUS Military Academy at West Point: Jonathan Bass- Idaho FallsRex Coulter- MeridianGoodwin, Chris- HaydenRoss Hartmann- WallaceTrevor Knowles- MeridianAndrew Konopacky-MeridianJoe LaPlante- St. MariesMitch Lokker- BoiseJared Scott-EagleAmber Zieske- Priest River US Naval Academy: Sarah Belmont- MeridianMatt Brings-BoiseNathan Doane- LewistonEric Fletcher- BoiseNathan Grunzweig- RathdrumChristian Hertzog- EagleEmma Mattson- MeridianJoseph Morley- RexburgMaximillian Poppler- BoiseJonathan Yuan- Boise US Merchant Marine Academy:Chris Adams- BoiseCaleb Blaser-EmmettTravis Christensen- St. MariesTom Crotty- BoiseNick Glenn-BoiseEmma Mattson-MeridianTamara Miller- BoiseWayne Murie- OsburnNick Purdy- HaileyAlex Wolfe- Sagle