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Senator Carper Announces 2004 Service Academy Nominations

Delaware’s Finest Rise Among Ranks

Jan 09 2004

Washington, DC - Bringing Delaware’s finest one step closer to joining the ranks of America’s military officers, 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 state, ensuring the best and the 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 Senator Carper's nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs: Jonathan Appleby of Newark, A.I.duPont High School; Michael Chetkowski, Jr. of Wilmington, Salesianum High School; Michele Czarniak of Camden, Caesar Rodney High School; William Deike of Greenville, Wilmington Christian School; Samuel Jones of Newark, Christiana High School; Andrew Maiorano of Newark, Archmere Academy; James Pettit of Felton, Lake Forest High School; Nicole Ramos of Dover, St. Thomas More Academy; Joseph Gilliland of Clayton, Polytech High School; Erica Reid-Dixon of Wyoming, Caesar Rodney High School; Shane Malkin of Wilmington, St. Marks High School; Jeffrey Kralovec of Wilmington, Florida Air Academy. Securing Senator Carper's nomination to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis: Jeanette Benson of Wilmington, St. Marks High School; Charles Fryling of Seaford, Seaford Senior High School; Joseph Gilliland of Clayton, Polytech High School; Jeffrey Kralovec of Wilmington, Florida Air Academy; Shane Malkin of Wilmington, St. Marks High School; Eric McBride of Wilmington, Brandywine High School; Erica Reid-Dixon of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School; Matthew Rosaio of Wilmington, Concord High School; Benjamin Smith of Lincoln, Milford Senior High School; Michael Trent of Wilmington, Brandywine High School. Securing Senator Carper's nomination to the United States Military Academy in West Point: Mason Hickey of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington; Jonathan Meier of Wilmington, Charter School of Wilmington; Phillip Simpson of Middletown, Charter School of Wilmington; Jeffrey Kralovec of Wilmington, Florida Air Academy; Shane Malkin of Wilmington, St. Marks High School; Nicole Ramos of Dover, St. Thomas More Academy; Benjamin Smith of Wilmington, Brandywine High School; Samuel Jones of Newark, Christiana High School; Erica Reid-Dixon of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School Securing Senator Carper's nomination to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point: Nicolas Geier of Dover, Salesianum High School and Hill Postgraduate School; Michael Chetkowski Jr. of Wilmington, Salesianum High School; Samuel Jones of Newark, Christiana High School, Jeffrey Kralovec of Wilmington, Florida Air Academy; Erica Reid-Dixon of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School.