Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Host Delawareans Accepted into U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 8, 2022, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) hosted Delawareans accepted into U.S. service academies during a reception in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Each year, students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Military Academy at West Point apply for a nomination through members of the United States Congress. Members nominate top candidates from their home state, ensuring that the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies. In 2002, then-Senator Joe Biden, Senator Carper and then-Representative Mike Castle hosted the first Delaware Service Academy Reception in the Capitol.

The Delaware students who have accepted appointments to the service academies this year are:

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Emily Malone, Padua Academy
  • Joseph Klosiewicz, Sussex Technical High School
  • Michael Martin, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • Kylie Chagaris, Lake Forest High School
  • Vincy Bria Mendoza, Caesar Rodney High School
  • Andres Samson, Salesianum School, currently attending University of Pittsburgh


  • Samrath Singh, Caravel Academy
  • Jacob Owen, Appoquinimink High School

NAVAL ACADEMY, Annapolis, Md.

  • Kenzie Fleming, Archmere Academy
  • Kyndall Wyngaard, First State Military Academy
  • Jia Anderson­­­, Padua Academy
  • Joshua Gutzmirtl, Delaware Military Academy