Senator Pays Tribute to 31 Maryland Students Enrolling in Academies this Year—3 from Charles, 1 from Calvert
WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) hosted a Capitol Hill reception on Friday honoring 31 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.
Attached please find list of 2005 Maryland Service Academy Appointees.
2005 SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTEES—SENATOR BARBARA A. MIKULSKI
(Listed by NAME, COUNTY, HIGH SCHOOL)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Ron Correa, Charles, Maurice J. McDonough
Stefani Culp, Kent, Kent County High
Eric Diss, Howard, Long Beach High
Nathan Liptak, Montgomery, Walter Johnson
Carol Roling, Carroll, Liberty High
Phillip Wilson, Montgomery, Albert Einstein Senior
MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
Alaina Basciano, Anne Arundel, Arundel High
Michael Condron, Howard, Centennial High
Jeffrey Jurin, Calvert, Northern High
Kevin Miernicki, Anne Arundel, Archbishop Spalding
Cameron Moury, Anne Arundel, Severna Park High
Ed Rawlinson, Anne Arundel, Severn School
Patrick Jeffrey, Charles, Thomas Stone High
Timothy Jennings, Prince Georges, St. Vincent Pallotti High
John McCrone, Talbot, Easton High
Kevin Mead, Baltimore Co., Hereford High
Benjamin Pinner, Anne Arundel, Annapolis Area Christian
Daniel Segal, Montgomery, Thomas S. Wootton High
Deborah Choi, Howard, River Hill High
Andrew Cornelius, Anne Arundel, Broadneck Senior
Chris Dattaro, Howard, Long Beach High
Daniel Jewett, Anne Arundel, Severna Park High
Kayla Johnson, Anne Arundel, Broadneck Senior
Kelly Jones, Anne Arundel, Archbishop Spalding
Karen Kobus, Montgomery, Albert Einstein High
Ralph Lary, Montgomery, Richard Montgomery
Joshua Matthews, Charles, La Plata High
Kelly McDuffie, Frederick, Brunswick High
Alexander Navia, Baltimore Co., Parkville High
Thomas Phelan, Baltimore Co., Loyola Blakefield
Wesley Viner, Queen Annes Co., Annapolis Area Christian