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21 Vermonters nominated to U.S. service academies

Twenty-one Vermonters have been nominated to the nations military service academies. A nomination by a public official is a major step in the highly-competitive admissions process for students interested in attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. I am proud of the Vermonters I have nominated to the service academies, and they should be proud of their academic accomplishments and commitment to public service, Sen. Bernie Sanders said. I am confident that those students who are accepted at the academies and go on to serve their country will be outstanding representatives of Vermont. Nominees, listed alphabetically by their hometown, are: Danville Thomas W. Blackmore, Danville High School, Naval Academy. Derby Line Gregory L. Trahan, North Country Union High School, West Point. Enosburg Falls Joseph R. Luna, Enosburg Falls High School, Naval Academy. Essex Junction David A. Granato, Essex High School, Air Force Academy. Manchester Center Marina J. McGrail, St. Andrews School, West Point, Naval Academy. Milton Benjamin J. Stuart, Rice Memorial High School, West Point, Naval Academy. Morrisville Andrew T. Brown, Montpelier High School, Naval Academy. Orange Corey J. Cicio, Spaulding High School, Naval Academy. Poultney Joseph D. Simons, Poultney High School, West Point, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy. Quechee Joel G. Bassette, home school, West Point, Naval Academy. Richford David A. Perry, East Lyme High School, Naval Academy. Richford Daniel J. Lacroix, Richford High School, Air Force Academy. Rutland William C. Shouldice V, Mount St. Joseph Academy, Merchant Marine Academy. St. Johnsbury Kenneth G. Bunnell, St. Johnsbury Academy, Naval Academy. St. Johnsbury Alex C. Redznak, St. Johnsbury Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy. Shaftsbury Matthew K. McVay, Mount Anthony Union High School, Naval Academy. Stamford Alex J. Schueckler, Drury High School, Naval Academy. Waterford Matthew J. Lane, St. Johnsbury Academy, West Point, Air Force Academy. Wilder Sean W. Stone, Hartford High School, West Point, Naval, Merchant Marine, Air Force Academy. Winooski Jacob S. Isham, Winooski High School, West Point, Naval Academy. Woodstock Thomas R. Johnston, Mid Vermont Christian School, West Point.

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