Senator Coons nominates 42 Delaware students to U.S. service academies

Escrito el 14 Jan 2020
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DOVER, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons today announced his U.S. service academy nominations for the Class of 2024. Four Delaware students earned principal nominations and will be offered appointments should they meet all medical, physical, and academic requirements.

Senator Coons further submitted 31 names of outstanding Delawareans for consideration by the Department of Defense (DOD) academies. Coons also nominated 10 individuals to attend the Dept. of Transportation’s Merchant Marine Academy. Of that number, three students are also included in the 31 names for consideration by the DOD.

“Nominating these gifted Delaware students to our U.S. service academies is a sincere honor and a responsibility that I take very seriously,” Senator Coons said. “The next four years will be challenging – academically, mentally and physically – but I’m confident in their ability to rise to the challenge and to come through this experience ready to join the ranks of America’s finest military officers.”

Principal Nominees:

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Amanda Carey of Dover, Dover High School

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrew Garza of Dover, Polytech High School
Donald Mendoza of Dover, Caesar Rodney High School

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, West Point, New York
Mackenzie Irelan of Harbeson, Cape Henlopen High School

Alternate Nominees:

New Castle County
Max Awtry of Hockessin, Conrad School of Science
Nicholas Beronio of Middletown, Salesianum School
Margaret Boyd of Wilmington, Ursuline Academy
Hannah Covel of Middletown, Middletown High School
Jared Doan of Middletown, MOT Charter School
Nicholas Dorazio of Middletown, Middletown High School
Olivia Farris of Newark, Delaware Military Academy
Zion Glover of Bear, St. Mark’s High School
Nicolas Harpey of Wilmington, Mount Pleasant High School
Alyssa Lee of Middletown, Middletown High School
Michael Migliore of Wilmington, Salesianum School
Jaya Penn of Middletown, Middletown High School
Andres Samson of Wilmington, Salesianum School
Seewon Song of Newark, Delaware Military Academy
Alec Troy of Wilmington, Salesianum School
Brahmir Vick of Middletown, Middletown High School

Kent & Sussex Counties
Robert Andrews of Camden, First State Military Academy
Lillian Ayers of Dover, Caesar Rodney High School
Frank Carter of Lewes, Worcester Prep
Lahna Chagaris of Frederica, Lake Forest High School
Bridget Cosgrove of Seaford, Sussex Academy
Sharnaé Harmon of Ellendale, Sussex Technical High School
Ethan Herring of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School
Dan Kaminski of Milford, Air Force Academy Prep School
Noah Lewis of Frederica, Air Force Academy Prep School
Donald McAlpine of Smyrna, Smyrna High School
Bryson Minear of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School
Dean Poplos of Magnolia, Air Force Academy Prep School
Zoe Quevedo of Harrington, Sussex Technical High School
Mason Rolph of Seaford, Sussex Technical High School
Tyjh Weldon of Viola, Air Force Academy Prep School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York:

Nicholas Beronio of Middletown, Salesianum School
Lahna Chagaris of Frederica, Lake Forest High School
Lukas Cook of Bear, Delaware Military Academy
Olivia Farris of Newark, Delaware Military Academy
Wyatt Fruehauf of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School
Felix Harmon of Millsboro, Cape Henlopen High School
Jake Mundok of Lewes, Sussex Academy
Cheyenne Snyder of Ocean View, Indian River High School
Avery Steffen of Bear, Mount Pleasant High School
Carson Watts of Milton, Sussex Tech High School

Senator Coons’ service academy selection board interviewed each applicant and made recommendations to the senator. The board, appointed by Senator Coons, includes Karen Berry, Ron Frazier, Heath Gehrke, Larry Henigan, Scott Kessel, Fran Mahon, Tim Morris, and Terry Wright.

“I am deeply grateful to the members of my selection board for volunteering their time to interview the talented Delawareans who wanted to serve their country,” Senator Coons said. “Their experience and counsel were invaluable, and I appreciate their service.”

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