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Idaho Students Receive Crapo's Nomination for Service Academies

Students earn nominations based on academics, applications

Washington, DC - Nearly 50 Idaho students have received nominations from Idaho Senator Mike Crapo in applying to enter United States military service academies during the coming year. Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives make annual nominations to four of the service academies. The academies then select from the students nominated. Crapo made nominations to the following: 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. Congressional nominations are not required for students attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

"Idaho students have already established a strong foundation of academic excellence to get to this point in the academy process," Crapo said. "The commitment to education, leadership and spirit of service demonstrated by our service academies is second to none. One of the best parts of my job is being able to assist tomorrow's leaders as they seek an outstanding education and benefit all Americans by protecting our nation."

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 can find information on Crapo's website at, or should contact Karen Roetter in Crapo's North Idaho Office in Coeur d'Alene at (208) 664-5490.

Crapo 2011 Academy Nominations

U.S. Air Force Academy:
Jacob Busche, Boise
Erickson Callis, Meridian
Kellen Kinder, Star
Hallie Koeppen, Eagle
Tyler Manu, Meridian
Brady Miner, Idaho Falls
Jeffrey Olsen, Caldwell
Tyson Rydalch, Sugar City
Caitlin Sumrell, Rigby
Rebecca Winzer, Coeur d'Alene

U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army):
Michael Duff, Blackfoot
Austin Hunt, Boise
Mark Milam, Eagle
Zachary Morrow, McCall
Rosa Nava, Bellevue
Branden Pritchett, Meridian
Aaron Proctor, Boise
Bethany Stuffle, Lewiston

U.S. Naval Academy:
William Chace, Meridian
Levi Ellis, Lewiston
Andrew Fletcher, Boise
Zachary Funke, Meridian
Christopher Gale, Meridian
James George, Coeur d'Alene
William Gundlach, Boise
Steven Hallgren, Rathdrum
Joshua James, Coeur d'Alene
Duncan Mamer, Caldwell
John Mares, Sandpoint
Hank McDonald, Boise
Devin Olmstead, Spirit Lake
Anne Schneider, Boise
McKenna Seamons, Idaho Falls
Benjamin Shields, Boise
Kyle Siegwarth, Hayden Lake
William Sweesy, Twin Falls
Jonathan Ung, Boise
Alaysha Whitworth, Mackay

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
Brennen Connolly, Meridian
James Hegge, Priest River
Anthony Konecni, Boise
Mariah Lopez, Caldwell
Niels McMahon, Sun Valley
Kyle Siegwarth, Hayden Lake
Bethany Stuffle, Lewiston
Jonathan Ung, Boise
Zachary White, Boise
Samuel Zakarian, Garden City