Rep. Jim Costa announced today that Maheep Gill, a senior at Fresno's Sunnyside High School, was nominated and has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Gill's civic engagement and academic excellence, which places him in the top 5% of his class, led Costa to nominate him for admission to the Air Force Academy. Gill will be the first Sunnyside graduate to attend the Air Force Academy.
"Maheep represents the very best of the youth in our Valley," said Costa. "His dedication to his studies and his community set him apart from his peers, but now his commitment to serving his country puts him among the most elite of our nation. It's an honor to nominate Maheep for a post at the Air Force Academy, and I'm sure he will make all of us here in the Valley proud."
During his time at Sunnyside, Gill has been active in student government, Key Club, and Science Olympiad. He is the son of Harry and Joytane Gill.