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Roberts Announces Service Academy Nominees

KSAL Staff - November 7, 2013 2:45 pm

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts says drug cartels are enticing Central American immigrants to come to the United States to work for their operations here.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts says drug cartels are enticing Central American immigrants to come to the United States to work for their operations here.

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts has selected his nominations for appointments to U.S. Service Academies.

“I am very pleased to announce this year’s nominees,” Senator Roberts said. “These men and women are outstanding representatives of Kansas in every way, and I wish them all the best as they pursue their education and service to our nation.”

In making the nominations, Senator Roberts followed the recommendations of his Academy Screening Board. The nonpartisan board is comprised of seven volunteers from across Kansas and is overseen by Karin Wisdom, Senator Roberts’ District Director in Wichita. As part of the decision-making process, board members conduct personal interviews with the applicants, as well as review their written applications, G.P.A. and standardized test scores.

Once nominated by Senator Roberts, the applicants then must meet the individual admission requirements of each academy. The academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission. Due to the limited number of openings at each academy, not every nominee will receive an appointment. The academies this spring will announce appointments for the class entering in July 2014. Senator Roberts’ nominees are as follows:

Air Force Academy-Colorado Springs, CO

Vincent Bailey, Hays
Jacob Brown, Kansas City
Jared Brown, Kansas City
Luke McGowan, Basehor
David Nolan, Overland Park
Michael Pieschl, Brookville
Scott Rider, Wichita
Jenna Schuckman, Hays
Lucas Scott, Olathe
Caitlin Smith, Olathe

Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
George Bousfield, Wichita
Hallie Breidenthal, Overland Park
Caulan Brooks, Larned
David Christie Jr., Lansing
Cory Donley, Salina
Dallas Ernsdorff, Lenexa
Joshua Hanna, Winfield
Carter McCausland, Wichita
Matthew McKee, Salina
Alison Manske, Prairie Village
Eamon Mulholland, Atchison
Frey Pankratz, Wichita
Ross Puritty Jr., Wichita
Caitlyn Renne, Baldwin City
David Salinas Jr., Olathe
Madison Sargent, Prairie Village
Clay Schemm, Sharon Springs
Madeline Ward, Lenexa
Abigail White, Wichita
Richard Zirkle, Derby

U.S. Military Academy – West Point, NY
Gabriel Bann, Wichita
Ryan Brunner, Topeka
Bryce Divis, Great Bend
Faith Ford, Wichita
Lexie Johnson, Bucyrus
Julie Linstra, Olathe
Kellen Mahood, Overland Park
Derek Martin, Conway Springs
Kyle Parker, Overland Park
Arran Rounds, Shawnee

Merchant Marine Academy-Kings Point, NY
Leah Devers, Olathe
Mariah Klenke, Pittsburg
Stephen Lucy, Leawood
Zebadiah Willey, Olathe

Senator Roberts will begin accepting applications in March for nominations to academy classes entering in July 2015. Applicants wishing to find out more information on the process for nominations should visit Senator Roberts’ website at: roberts.senate.gov

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