Above: Gottheimer met with his Service Academy Selection Committee last December.
NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that 28 Fifth District high school students he nominated to one of the four U.S. service academies have been accepted — including to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Gottheimer selected the students through the counsel of his Service Academy Selection Committee comprised of local leaders, reserve service members, and veterans from different branches of the armed forces. In December, the Committee interviewed the students to help Gottheimer select the best, brightest, and most well-rounded group of students to be nominated.
“One of my favorite parts of my job is nominating Fifth District students who demonstrate such a strong dedication to serving our country at such a young age,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Congratulations to the accepted Fifth District Service Academy students! Each one of these students has displayed excellence in academics, athletics, and in their communities, and I am so impressed and so proud of what they’ve accomplished and what they will accomplish. Their dedication to service is admirable and I will continue to do whatever I can in Congress to support those who serve and have served our country.”
The full list of students nominated by Gottheimer and accepted to attend one of the renowned Service Academies is below.
U.S. Military Academy Accepted Nominations:
Palmer Yates, Ridgewood
Xinyi Feng, Alpine
Joaquin Kull, Ramsey
Claire Throne, Park Ridge
Sean Kim, River Edge
Logan Yhu, Old Tappan
Ethan Lee, Norwood
Sam Steinhart, Fair Lawn
Mia Bonsignore, Upper Saddle River
Matthew Rusch, Ridgewood
Phillip Williams, Ridgewood
Max Fominykh, Montvale
Farrell Kehm, Glen Rock
Owen Roy, Allendale
Sean Vlasich, Ho Ho Kus
Jack Simpson, Ridgewood
U.S. Naval Academy Accepted Nominations:
Lily Williams, Ridgewood
Aaron Song, Old Tappan
Kang Kim, Norwood
Aiden Kehoe, Montvale
Derek Weaver, Hackettstown
Etka Aylian, Hackettstown
U.S. Air Force Academy Accepted Nominations:
Ian Coleman, Hackettstown
Connor Munson, Washington
Cristian Vintimilla, Vernon
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Accepted Nominations:
Jay Martin, Newton
Casey Symons, Harrington Park
Information about the nomination process is available here.
Below: Gottheimer met with his Service Academy Selection Committee last December.
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