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DelBene Announces Military Academy Appointments from Washington’s First District

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Bothell, WA, May 8, 2017 | comments

BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that four U.S. military academies accepted the nominations of nine First District high school students and graduates.

Every year, DelBene has the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. The honor of attending a military service academy comes with a commitment to service for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

“Being accepted to serve in a military academy is a major accomplishment, and I’m glad to see nine First District students receive such a highly competitive honor,” DelBene said. “I have no doubt they will represent the First District with dignity and grace while joining the ranks of our country’s next generation of military leaders. Congratulations on a job well done!”

Below is a list of the nominees who accepted an appointment at their respective service academies:

United States Air Force Academy:

Mai Le, Ferndale High School, Ferndale

Anthony Mikhail, Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett

Joshua Budig, Cedar Crest High School, Duvall

United States Naval Academy:

Peter Faber, Academy Northwest, Snohomish

Alfonso Dermendziev, Blaine High School, Blaine

United States West Point Military Academy:

Cameron Hudson, Woodinville High School, Redmond

Macallister Heric, Homeschooled, Bothell

Foster Frame, Sultan High School, Sultan

United States Merchant Marine Academy:

Colin Baker, Bellevue High School, Clyde Hill

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Tags: Education