Delaware’s congressional delegation honors students accepted to U.S. service academies

July 4, 2014
Gathered at the U.S. Capitol to mark the appointment of Delaware students to U.S. service academies are (l-r) Sen. Chris Coons, Chris Mahoney, Eric Polk, Maddie Crimmins, Patrick Rigor, Sen. Tom Carper, Patrick Coleman, Rep. John Carney, Matthew McGuigan, Patrick Gallucci, John Hearn, Austin MacElrevey, Madison Stark, Wyatt Jennings, Natalie Sava and Rachel Pennington. SOURCE SUBMITTED

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney (all D-Del.) congratulated students accepted into U.S. service academies during a reception June 10 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Each year, students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Military Academy apply for nominations through members of the U.S. Congress. Members nominate top candidates from their home state, ensuring that the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation's leading service academies.

The 17 Delaware students who have accepted appointments to the service academies are Ian M. Cain of Georgetown - USMA, Patrick Coleman of Smyrna - USAF, Madelyn Crimmins of Millsboro - USMA, Dominic DelRosso of Middletown - USMA, John Hearn of Lewes - USMMA, Patrick Gallucci of Camden - USMA, Wyatt Jennings of Townsend - USNA, Christopher Mahoney of Newark - USAF, Daniel “Austin” MacElrevey of Lewes - USMMA, Matthew McGuigan of Bethany Beach - USMMA, Rachel Pennington of Newark - USMA, Eric Polk of Newark - USNA, Patrick Rigor of Newark - USAF, Natalie Sava of Seaford - USNA, Madison Stark of Felton - USMA, Anthony Testa of Hockessin - USMMA and Grier Wakefield of Wilmington - USMMA.


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