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Simpson Announces 2018 Academy Nominees

Students from across the 2nd Congressional District, including Boise, Buhl, Kimberly, Sterling, Pocatello, Ammon, Rexburg and Driggs

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Boise, January 11, 2018 | comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is pleased to announce the following men and women have been officially appointed to the United States service academies. Simpson nominated the students in December 2017 in order to be accepted to the Class of 2022. The Idaho Congressional Delegation will congratulate and meet the candidates at a reception to be held at Gowen Field on Wed., Feb. 21 at 4:00 p.m.

“It is an honor to nominate Idaho students to the service academies,” said Simpson. “Every year, I am impressed by the quality and character of these individuals. They are bright and articulate and I’m proud of these exceptional students who were selected to serve.”

Nominations were selected on the quality of their application, scholastic achievement, references and extracurricular activities.

Students from Idaho were appointed to either the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., or the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Treasure Valley Area Students:
Air Force Academy
· Ty Miller – Boise
· Jacob Pittman – Boise
· Dylan Thompson – Boise

Military Academy
· Katelyn Murray – Boise
· Noah Petty – Boise
· Alya Thayer – Boise

Naval Academy
· Christopher Henderson – Boise
· Benjamin Seabourn – Boise

Merchant Marine Academy
· Katelyn Catalano – Kuna
· Andrew Maraska – Boise


Magic Valley Area Students:
Air Force Academy
· Theron Christensen – Buhl
· Victoria Sievers – Kimberly

Military Academy
· Theron Christensen – Buhl
· Victoria Sievers – Kimberly

Naval Academy
· Hugh Sheldon – Buhl

Merchant Marine Academy
· Theron Christensen – Buhl


Pocatello/Sterling Area Students:
Air Force Academy
· Daniel Barclay – Sterling
· Jett Lopez – Pocatello
· Tanner Stuart – Pocatello


Idaho Falls/Rexburg/Driggs Area Students:
Air Force Academy
· Rydder Driggs - Ammon
· Damien Stonhill – Ammon

Military Academy
· James Maguire – Rexburg
· Damien Stonhill – Ammon

Naval Academy
· Nikko Gutierrez – Driggs
· Christopher Salcido – Idaho Falls
· Damien Stonhill – Ammon

Congressman Simpson is currently accepting applications for students who seek nomination for the Class of 2023. Information about eligibility and answers to other common questions can be found under the student section on Simpson’s website: simpson.house.gov. The application is also online. 

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