14 Maine Students Nominated for U.S. Military Service Academies
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that he has nominated 14 students from Maine’s 2nd District to attend one of our Nation’s prestigious military service academies next year. The Congressman will personally call each nominee to congratulate them. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
“These dedicated and hardworking young Mainers have demonstrated their incredible talent, commitment to duty, and academic excellence,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m extremely proud and excited to nominate these extraordinary young adults for consideration for admission to one of our Nation’s great military service academies. Congratulations on your success so far, and keep up the great work on your grand journeys ahead!”
The 2017 nominees include:
- Tristan Cosby, Houlton – Houlton High School: U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy
- Cody Craig, Skowhegan – The Hill School: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Elizabeth Diaz, Jay – Kents Hill School: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Haley Donovan, Crawford – Calais High School: U.S. Air Force Academy
- Elinor Haldane, Blue Hill – George Stevens Academy: U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Chase Harkins, Bethel – Gould Academy: U.S. Military Academy
- Alexander Howell, Islesboro – Islesboro Central School: U.S. Naval Academy
- Alexander Inman, Eddington – Bangor High School: U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy
- Anthony Mason, Beaver Cove – Greenville High School: U.S. Naval Academy
- Maria Maxsimic, Holden – Brewer High School: U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy
- Emily Mikoud, Dover-Foxcroft – Foxcroft Academy: U.S. Military Academy
- Emily Mousseau, Lewiston – Lewiston High School: U.S. Naval Academy
- Connor Roy, Hampden – Hampden Academy: U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy
- Anna Sewall, East Millinocket – Schenck High School: U.S. Naval Academy
Congressman Poliquin’s nominations were informed by the recommendations of his distinguished Service Academy Nomination Advisory Board, which personally interviewed student applicants last month in Bangor. That board included military, community and educational leaders and had nearly 200 years of combined service in the United States Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy.
To be considered for appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by a Member of Congress or other authorized nominating source.
The application period for 2nd District students seeking nomination to a military service academy from Congressman Poliquin in 2018 will open in May.
Additionally, Congressman Poliquin invites military service academy graduates and other Veterans in need of assistance to contact his offices in Lewiston (784-0768), Bangor (942-0583) or Caribou (492-1600) or by visiting poliquin.house.gov.