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Crapo announces nominees for U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced his nominations for forty Idaho students to United States service academies for the class entering in 2007. The students' applications are now being reviewed at the four U.S. service academies, where final decisions on acceptance will be made. "These outstanding young people represent some of the best and brightest in our state, and I am pleased to nominate them to our nation's service academies," said Crapo. "We in Idaho have much to be proud of in these students, who seek to serve our state and country in one of the armed forces and will go on to be tomorrow's leaders. Each year, I am impressed by the high caliber of candidates who come before me in the nomination process. I congratulate this year's nominees for their hard work and commitment, and I look forward to seeing their future success." Each year U.S. Senators and Representatives make nominations to service academies; the academies then select from those nominated. Crapo made nominations to 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. Eligible students submitted an application and provided references; they also had to meet certain scholastic requirements. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance at a service academy. It should also be noted that some candidates were nominated to more than one academy; if accepted at both, they can choose which academy to attend. Those wishing to apply for service academies in the future should contact Crapo State Military Director, Linda Norris, at (202) 224-0851. The following is a list of Crapo's nominations: U.S. Air Force Academy Levi Beard - Post Falls; Chelsea Craig - Jerome; Sean Dronen - Driggs; David Dye - Sagle; Jake Fabricius - Fruitland; Andrew Flesher - Caldwell; Jordan Keough - Coeur d'Alene; Eric Kroeger - Wendell; Murdock Miller - American Falls; Chris Ricks - Boise U.S. Military Academy Matt Anderson - Lewiston; Chas Cramer - Caldwell; Peter Duff - Blackfoot; Zach Dugger - Bonners Ferry; Emerson Follett - Lewiston; Maria Kong - Idaho Falls; James Myers - Sagle; Andy Seaman - Coeur d'Alene; Frederick Snook - Salmon; Kyle Starratt - Boise U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cody Bloom - Pocatello; Chas Cramer - Caldwell; Jake Frabricius - Fruitland; Maria Kong - Idaho Falls; Leigh Martin - Grandview; Murdoch Miller - American Falls; Andrew Wilkins - Boise U.S. Naval Academy Amanda Alexander - Sun Valley; Cody Bloom - Pocatello; Jake Busby - Buhl; Ian Clarke - Coeur d'Alene; Caitlin Cuslidge - Meridian; Michael Davis - Idaho Falls; Aram Hatfield - Hayden Lake; Justin Jackson - Coeur d'Alene; Eric Kroeger - Wendell; Ian Leatherman - Idaho Falls; Alex Maggart - Idaho Falls; Joe Mangano - Eagle; Ben Paradis - Council; Andrew Rydalch - Rexburg; Colleen Smith - Boise; Jared Tate - Arco; Rachel Trabert - Twin Falls; Jake Uhlenkott - Grangeville; Andrew Wilkins - Boise; Caleb Wright - Boise