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U.S. Representative Justin Amash

Representing the 3rd District of Michigan

Amash Announces U.S. Services Academy Nominations

January 14, 2013
Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      
January 14, 2013  
 
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Amash Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) announced he has nominated 20 students from West Michigan for appointment to the U.S. Service Academies. The nominees will be considered for the class of 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy. Nominees are not guaranteed appointment to an academy, but applicants must receive a congressional nomination to be considered.

An Academy Advisory Board assists Amash with the selection of his nominees. Criteria considered by the Advisory Board when recommending a student for nomination include academic excellence, leadership experience, and a strong commitment to a variety of extracurricular activities.

Amash nominated the following students:

U.S. Air Force Academy:
John (Jack) Brooks – West Catholic High School
Seth Carozza – Rockford High School
Mark Cruickshank – Rockford High School
Levi Helms – Greenville High School
Edward Kosta – Hastings High School
Haley Merrill – East Kentwood High School/Marion Military Institute
Miguel Nava – Comstock Park High School
Troy Patton – East Kentwood High School  
Kaitlyn Roach – Rockford High School
Leanne Tuuk – Caledonia High School/Kalamazoo Valley Community College
 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
Kevin Clinthorne – Rockford High School
Zach Haas – Delton Kellogg High School
Isaac Kremers – Grand Rapids Christian High School
 
U.S. Military Academy (West Point):
Sarah Baermann – Catholic Central High School
Zach Haas – Delton Kellogg High School
Edward Kosta – Hastings High School
Haley Merrill – East Kentwood High School/Marion Military Institute
Miguel Nava – Comstock Park High School
Jack Rozema – Wyoming High School
Andersson Sullivan – Forest Hills Central High School
 
U.S. Naval Academy:
Alexis Axelrod – Forest Hills Northern High School
John (Jack) Brooks – West Catholic High School
Seth Carozza – Rockford High School
Mark Cruickshank – Rockford High School
Mikalah Gribbell – Northview High School
Zach Haas – Delton Kellogg High School
Edward Kosta – Hastings High School
Hannah Kusmierz – Ionia High School
Miguel Nava – Comstock Park High School
Kara Smith-Hornsby – Naval Academy Prep School
Leanne Tuuk – Caledonia High School/Kalamazoo Valley Community College
 

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