WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) hosted a Capitol Hill reception honoring 28 Marylanders who will be attending U.S. Service Academies this year. After a rigorous application and interview process, Senator Mikulski nominated these students last fall. They were notified of their acceptance to the Academies starting in early spring. Over 600 Maryland students sought Senator Mikulskis nomination to one of the Service Academies this year.
I am so proud of the young men and women who have worked so hard to have the opportunity to serve our country in one of the service academies, said Senator Mikulski. These young people are Americas future leaders. The military academies, through rigorous course work and discipline, will prepare them to take up the challenge of making the world a safer, better place to live.
Competition for academy appointments is intense among the high school seniors throughout the state of Maryland who rank in the top 10 percent of their class academically. Each student seeking an appointment must submit an application. This application is rigorously examined by Senator Mikulski and by an independent review panel assembled by the Senator for this purpose.
After this review process, Senator Mikulski recommends ten names for each academy vacancy. The academy then makes an offer of appointment to as many of Senator Mikulskis nominees as space permits. An applicant must have a nomination and an offer of appointment to gain entry into one of the four service academies. While the Naval, Air Force and U.S. Military Academies accept nominations based on the number of vacancies, the Merchant Marine Academy only accepts ten names per year for consideration.
Back Row: Lauryn Riley, Cole Livieratos, Alyssa Godesky, Reilly Smith, Christopher Stuckey, Kaylene Klingenstein, Paul Marcotte, Lars-Kristian Hinrichsen, Caroline Hostomsky
Front Row: Kevin Crumrine, Timothy Galginaitis, Daniel Decker, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Matthew Diaz Veguilla, Christina Monmonier, Katherine Roling
Following is a list of 2004 Maryland Service Academy Appointees.
2004 SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTEES
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
NAME; COUNTY; HIGH SCHOOL
Steven Burgess; Carroll (Woodbine); Century High
Kevin Crumrine; Anne Arundel (Edgewater); Severn School
Lars-Kristian Hinrichsen; Montgomery (Darnestown) German School of D.C.
Caroline Hostomsky; Anne Arundel (Severna Park); Mount de Sales Academy
Katherine Roling; Carroll (Eldersburg); Liberty High
Julie Rolonson; Queen Annes (Chester); Kent Island High School
Reilly A. Smith Howard (Laurel) Atholton High
MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
Sara Devlin; Allegany (Lonaconing); Bishop Walsh
Timothy Galginaitis; Montgomery; Georgetown Prep
Padriac Keen; Anne Arundel (Crownsville); Archbishop Spalding High
Christopher Stuckey; Prince Georges (Bowie) St. Vincent Pallotti High
Matthew Diaz Veguilla; Anne Arundel (Glen Burnie); Glen Burnie High School
Kevin Broderick Howard (Columbia); Glenelg Country School
Evan Bulger; Howard (Ellicott City); Centennial High
David Gilles; Montgomery (North Potomac); Quince Orchard High
Raffi Mnatzakanian; Montgomery (North Potomac); Quince Orchard High
Lauryn Riley; Montgomery (Gaithersburg); Quince Orchard High
Christina Monmonier; Baltimore (Catonsville) Catonsville High
Cole Livieratos Howard (Clarksville); River Hill High
Emily Cormack; Baltimore (Baltimore); Parkville HS
Daniel Decker; Baltimore (Randallstown); Towson High
David Devan; Baltimore (Lutherville) Loyola Blakefield
Alyssa Godesky; Anne Arundel (Severna Park); Archbishop Spalding High
Evan Jacobs; Anne Arundel (Severna Park); Key School
Kaylene Klingenstein; Prince Georges (Beltsville); Eleanor Roosevelt High
Paul Marcotte; Howard (Clarksville); Mount Saint Joseph
Justin McDowell Anne Arundel (Severn); Old Mill Senior High
Ryan Mills; Calvert (St. Leonard); Patuxent High