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Shimkus Makes Nominations to Military Academies

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is announcing his nominations to the four military service academies. The Congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.

"The academies look at academics, leadership, and physical fitness in order to assure a young person is well-rounded and able to cope with the uniqueness of attending a military school," Shimkus said. "As a West Point graduate, I am very proud of these young men and women for considering an academy for their college choice and am grateful for the honor of being able to nominate."

The four military academies that require Congressional nominations are: United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; and United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York.

These nominations were made from within the Congressman's old 19th District boundaries, not his current 15th District.

High school juniors, college students, or current members of the military who are residents of the 15th District and wish to attend an academy beginning in 2014 can request a nomination packet by writing Congressman John Shimkus, 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062. Those packets with complete requirements will be sent out in late summer. Potential nominees complete applications with both the Congressman's office and each individual academy.

Nominees to U.S. Military Academies - Class of 2017

AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Meredith Daniels Iuka
Chase Finks Taylorville
Jake Grimes Dieterich
Deven Hudson-Greenlee Centralia
Jeffrey Keitel Effingham
Charles Keller Effingham
James Moore Springfield
Trevor Perrott Olney
Matthew Sefton Brownstown
Brittany Wheat Stewardson

MILITARY ACADEMY (West Point)
Meredith Daniels Iuka
Chase Finks Taylorville
Charles Keller Effingham
James Moore Springfield
Philip Rexing McLeansboro
Cory Snyder Jerseyville
Andrew Young Harvel

MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
Chloerisa Carr Harrisburg
Harry Garner Maryville
Lucas Smith Vandalia

NAVAL ACADEMY
Jeffery Bradley Vandalia
Nicholas Ferrari Edwardsville
Lucas Foppe Breese
Nicholas Fulkrod Bethalto
Harry Garner Maryville
Devon Krueger Dow
Steven Munie Collinsville
Lucas Smith Vandalia
Abigail Steck Rochester
Scott Van Hoy Alton


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