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Senator Carper Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Students chosen as top candidates in Delaware

Jan 25 2017

WILMINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced the names of his service academy nominees for the Class of 2021, bringing these Delawareans one step closer to joining the ranks of America’s military officers. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies. 

“Our service academies are tasked with developing tomorrow’s leaders,” said Senator Carper. “These students have shown the potential to contribute significantly to our nation’s future successes. The integrity, intelligence and dedication demonstrated by this group of nominees is outstanding and I am proud to say they are among Delaware’s finest.”

Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs:

  • Justin Desrosiers, Townsend
  • Alexis Ferguson, Middletown
  • Abigayle Gant, Wilmington
  • David Hazelton, Wilmington
  • Isaac Jennings, Townsend
  • Nicholas Jones, Magnolia
  • Elana Montejo, Smyrna
  • Cody Outten, Felton
  • Lance White, Lewes
  • Matthew Wilkinson, Wilmington

 Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis:

  • Jared Arlett, Dagsboro
  • Caroline Foley, Hockessin
  • Harrison Foley, Wilmington
  • Colin Freeh, Wilmington
  • Katherine Long, Hockessin
  • George Martin, Dagsboro
  • Elana Montejo, Smyrna
  • Savannah Pankow, Wilmington
  • Sammantha Ponsell, Felton
  • Zen Taylor, Middletown

 Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Military Academy in West Point:

  • Lindsey Asbury, Smyrna
  • David Collard, Lewes
  • Tajaii Furrwoh, Wilmington
  • David Hazelton, Wilmington
  • Jacob Hudson, Wilmington
  • Justin Koo, Newark
  • Garret Moser, Wilmington
  • Magnus Wamble, Bear
  • Jacob Wyngaard, Middletown
  • Meghan Yerkes, Clayton

 Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point:

  • Brittany Banks, Wilmington
  • Reid Carey, Dagsboro
  • David Hiott, Wilmington
  • Brendan Kane, Lewes
  • John McCann, Bear
  • Aidan O’Sullivan, Wilmington
  • Ryan Quinn, Newark
  • Mark Sporay, Middletown
  • Robert Van Pelt, Georgetown
  • Chase Wunder, Newark

 For those students interested in applying to a service academy, Senator Carper will host a free information session for students, parents and educators on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. Representatives from service academies, as well as the Congressional Delegation Offices and the U.S. Air Force, will be on hand to provide information about applying and answer questions.

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