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Sen. Carper Announces 2011 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Delaware's Finest Rise Among Ranks

Feb 02 2011

WASHINGTON – Bringing Delaware's finest one step closer to joining the ranks of America's military officers, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced today the names of his service academy nominees for the Class of 2015. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring that the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation's leading service academies.

"The U.S. Service Academies play a critical role in developing our nation's leaders for tomorrow," said Sen. Carper. "Once again, I was honored to submit the names of some of our leading young people for consideration for admission to our service academies. I have no doubt that these outstanding candidates will help provide the vision and leadership that America needs to continue to lead the world. Their integrity, talents, and commitment to our nation are truly inspiring and I am proud to say they are amongst Delaware's finest."

Securing Sen. Carper's nominations to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are:

Dillon Badman of Frederica, Polytech High School; Bailey Bray of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Ray Iplenski of Dover, Dover High School; Andrew Maniscalco of Hockessin, Charter School of Wilmington; Aaron Mukoda of Wilmington, Concord High School; Stella Seibert of Milford, St. Thomas More Academy; David Slik of Dover, Polytech High School; Timothy Voss of Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen High School and U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School; Shalanda Williams of Smyrna, Tatnall High School; Brandon Farmer of Felton, Lake Forest High School; Caroline Dengler of Middletown, Middletown High School; Natalia Drew of New Castle, William Penn High School; David Allshouse of Middletown, St. Mark's High School; Mackenzie Chrisco of Newark, Caravel Academy; Erik Boudart of Bear, Delaware Military Academy; Caleb Primos of Milford, Milford High School; Stephen Morente of Wilmington, Concord High School; John Beck of Bear, St. Elizabeth High School; Jacob Capodanno of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Sean Wissler of Newark, Delaware Military Academy.

Securing Sen. Carper's nominations to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis are:

Hunter Abrams of Wilmington, Tatnall High School; David Allshouse of Middletown; St. Mark's High School; Kevin Anglim of Wilmington, Wilmington Friends School; Mackenzie Chrisco, Newark, Caravel Academy; Zachery Randolph-LaBerge of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Bailey Bray of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Stella Seibert of Milford, St. Thomas More Academy; Caleb Primos of Milford, Milford High School; Sean Wissler of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Jonathon Arnold of Millsboro, Sussex Central High School.

Securing Sen. Carper's nominations to the United States Military Academy in West Point are:

Jacob Capodanno of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Caroline Dengler of Middletown, Middletown High School; Natalia Drew of New Castle, William Penn High School; Caleb Primos of Milford, Milford High School; Salina Ryan of Middletown, Appoquinimink High School; Bradley Willis of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Sean Kealey of Wilmington, Salesianum High School; Shalanda Williams of Smyrna, Tatnall High School; Sean Wissler of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; David Slik of Dover, Polytech High School.

Securing Sen. Carper's nominations to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point are:

Robert Border of Wilmington, Concord Christian Academy; Sean Wissler of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Stephen Morente of Wilmington, Concord High School; Dylan Spence of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; David Slik of Dover, Polytech High School; Jacob Capodanno of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Zachery Randolph-LaBerge of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; John Beck of Bear, St. Elizabeth's High School; Erik Boudart of Bear, Delaware Military Academy; Caroline Dengler of Middletown, Middletown High School.