Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., has announced the names of his service academy nominees for the class of 2018. Each year, members of the U.S. Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies.
“This is one of the primary ways we can help shape America’s future. I am confident that many future leaders of our country will emerge from this distinguished group,” said Carper, a 23-year Navy veteran. “One of my greatest responsibilities and honors as a senator is to help nominate outstanding young men and women for our service academies. These academies will develop these young people for tomorrow, readying them to help our nation realize its vision. Their integrity, dedication and perspective are inspiring. I am proud to say they are among Delaware’s finest.”
Cape Region residents securing Carper’s nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are Kyle Breckner of Lincoln, Sussex Technical High School and Northwestern Preparatory School; Abdias Girardi of Millsboro, Cape Henlopen High School; and Kathryn Nichols of Felton, Lake Forest High School.
Nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are Matthew Kane of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; and Kathryn Nichols of Felton, Lake Forest High School.
Nominated to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point are Ian Cain of Georgetown, Sussex Central High School and U.S. Military Preparatory School; Eriq Gloria of Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen High School; and Robert Rogers of Lewes, Worcester Preparatory High School.
Securing Carper’s nominations to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point are Robert Christensen of Harbeson, Sussex Technical High School; John Dean of Milton, Cape Henlopen High School; Daniel MacElrevey of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; Matthew McGuigan of Bethany Beach, Indian River High School; Thomas Ott of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; and Christian Prestipino of Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen High School.