Congressman John Carney has announced the names of the students he has nominated for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Nominations for the service academies are made annually by Carney, and those chosen represent future Delaware leaders who have already made strong commitments to community service and academic excellence.
“It’s a tremendous privilege to nominate these wonderful young Delawareans to attend our nation’s service academies,” said Carney. “These nominations are the culmination of years of hard work and effort both in school and out of school. I hope each person nominated, as well as their families, friends, and communities, are very proud of their accomplishments. I am confident that if offered an appointment, each one will represent Delaware with honor and distinction while in school and throughout a career in our nation’s armed forces.”
In order to be granted admission, an applicant must meet all eligibility requirements and receive a nomination from a member of the House or Senate, the vice president, or the secretary of the Air Force, Army, or Navy. The decision whether or not to appoint a nominee rests solely with each academy.
In the Cape Region, Abdias Girardi of Millsboro, a student at Cape Henlopen High School, received a nomination for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nominated for the U.S. Military Academy in West Point were Ian Cain of Georgetown, U.S. Military Academy Prep School; Madelyn Crimmins of Georgetown, Valley Forge Military Academy Prep School; and Eriq Gloria of Rehoboth Beach, Cape Henlopen High School.
Nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were Thomas Ott of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; and Robert Rogers of Lewes, Worcester Prep. Nominated for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point were Robert Christensen of Harbeson, Sussex Technical High School; John Hearn of Lewes, Sussex Technical High School/New Mexico Military Institute; Matthew Kane of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; Daniel A. MacElrevey of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; and Matthew McGuigan of Bethany Beach, Indian River High School.