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Washington, DC – Bringing Delaware’s finest one step closer to joining the ranks of America’s military officers, U.S. Senator Tom Carper announced today the names of his service academy nominees for 2004. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home states, ensuring the best and brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies. “This is where we accept responsibility for shaping the vision of America’s future. Among these outstanding candidates will emerge the future of our country,” Carper said. “These academies will develop the leaders for tomorrow and these young people will help our nation realize its vision. Their integrity, dignity and perspective are inspiring. I am proud to say they are among Delaware’s finest.” Securing Carper’s nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs: Melissa Harry of Newark, St. Mark’s High School; David Hilliard of Milford, Polytech High School; Adam Maloney of Georgetown, Sussex Central High School; Jeff Pecora of Dover, Caesar Rodney High School; Kennedy Keenan of Laurel, Delmar High School; Victoria Sederquest of Seaford, Seaford High School; Nikolas Twyford of Long Neck, Sussex Central High School; Christopher Bennett of Bear, Red Lion Christian Academy. Securing Carper’s nomination to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis: Christopher Bennett of Bear, Red Lion Christian Academy; Steve Biederman of Hockessin, Wilmington Christian School; Gardea Christian of Dover, St. Thomas More Academy; Kennedy Keenan of Laurel, Delmar High School; Jordan Rollins of Seaford, Seaford High School; Nick Rossi of Greenville, Tower Hill School; Victoria Sederquest of Seaford, Seaford High School; Steve Giattino of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington; Melissa Harry of Newark, St. Mark’s High School; Alex Mikstas of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington. Securing Carper’s nomination to the United States Military Academy in West Point: Stuart Barr of Milford, Milford High School; Steve Giattino of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington; Alex Mikstas of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington; Nikolas Twyford of Long Neck, Sussex Central High School; Christopher Bennett of Bear, Red Lion Christian Academy; Jordan Rollins of Seaford, Seaford High School; Nick Rossi of Greenville, Tower Hill School; Melissa Harry of Newark, St. Mark’s High School; Victoria Sederquest of Seaford, Seaford High School; Kennedy Keenan of Laurel, Delmar High School. Securing Carper’s nomination to the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Kennedy Keenan of Laurel, Delmar High School; Christopher Bennett of Bear, Red Lion Christian Academy; Melissa Harry of Newark, St. Mark’s High School.