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Peters Announces Service Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, today announced that fifteen Michigan students nominated by his office have received appointments to one of the nation’s Service Academies.

Of the group, five will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; five will attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; four will attend U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, and one will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.  The students will begin their service this summer.

“I was pleased to nominate these impressive students for appointment to our nation’s service academies and thank them for their willingness to serve their country,” said Senator Peters. “These talented young men and women have worked hard to develop academic and personal skills that – not only led to their appointments – but will also lead to future success.”

Students interested in earning a nomination from Senator Peters when applying for Service Academies can learn more here.

The nominees, along with their hometowns and high school or university, are listed below:

United States Air Force Academy

Luke Edgerly, Richland, Gull Lake High School

Ryan Barlow, Saint Joseph, St. Joseph High School

Madison Hunt, Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs High School

Davis Schiller, Beverly Hills, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Jacob Redlawski, China Township, Ave Maria University

United States Naval Academy

Katelyn McKinley, Chelsea, Chelsea High School

Colin McMann, Grosse Pointe Farms, University Liggett School

Skyler Fliestra, Richland, Richard Gull Lake and the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center

Mario Pallazola, West Bloomfield, West Bloomfield High School

Samuel Gdowski, Lake Orion, Lake Orion High School

United States Military Academy

Benjamin Pyle, Ypsilanti, Milan High School

Megan Hutter, Farmington Hills, Mercy High School

Benjamin Nepa, Franklin, DePaul University

Jacob Hancox, Gobles, Gobles High School

United States Merchant Marine Academy

James Kaleel, Ortonville, Brandon High School