Friday, December 9, 2011

Local Students Nominated to United States Service Academies


Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has announced her office’s nominees to the United States Service Academies—the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress.

“This strong group of students represent some of Maine’s best and brightest,” said Pingree. “We are very lucky that they have chosen to offer their talents in service to the country and it’s an honor to nominate them.”

The nominees were interviewed by a panel of six on their academic record, test scores, leadership ability, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and exemplified commitment to serving their country.

Nominees from York County include Eric Arnold of Saco (nominated to U.S. Naval & Air Force Academies), Colin Bartlett of North Berwick (nominated to U.S. Naval Academy), Matthew Beatrice of Lebanon (nominated to U.S. Military & Merchant Marine Academies), Briana Eaton of York (nominated to U.S. Naval Academy), Zachariah Jacques of Saco (nominated to U.S. Air Force & Military Academies), and Adam Neubert of Lebanon (nominated to U.S. Military Academy).