McInnis nominates students to service academies

Congressman Scott McInnis (R-Grand Junction) recently announced and congratulated students who applied and received a U.S. Service Academy nomination from his office for the 2003 academic year.

“To all those who applied and received a nomination, let me congratulate you on your selection. Your hard work and commitment to academic and athletic excellence, leadership qualities and civic achievement earned each of you a place on this list,” McInnis said.

“Each academy offers its own unique style, program, and experience, but they all share a common purpose: to train the students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow,” McInnis said. “I wish the candidates all the best as the individual academies make their final selections.”

A total of 40 applicants received a Congressional nomination from McInnis to the Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Air Force Academy or Merchant Marine Academy. Applicants can choose to be nominated to two service academies. Among the local nominees to the Naval Academy were Brandon Chicione, Alec Littler, and Matthew Young, Glenwood Springs, and Christopher Black, New Castle; U. S. Military Academy, West Point: Christopher Black, New Castle, Dustin Mayne, Gypsum and Matthew Young, Glenwood Springs; Air Force Academy: Alec Littler, Glenwood Springs, Dustin Mayne, Gypsum and Rachel Owen, Carbondale.

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