WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), today announced that eight Marylanders he nominated for the U.S. Service Academies have accepted appointments for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The five U.S. service academies – the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy – recruit top-notch young American men and women of good character who will gain an excellent education while deepening their dedication to serve their country.
“Every year, it is my privilege to nominate some of Maryland’s brightest and committed students to the U.S. Service Academies,” said Senator Cardin. “A service academy education is one of the highest honors granted to the very best students nationwide. These future leaders accept their appointments with pride and an understanding that the obligations they make to defend and protect our nation are essential to keeping America strong and secure.”
Below are the names of Senator Cardin’s nominees who have accepted offers of appointment for the upcoming academic year:
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- Bridget Bielski, 18, Severna Park, Archbishop Spalding High School, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Dillon Cooley, 18, Severna Park, Severna Park High School, U.S. Naval Academy
- Charles Lomax, 17, Annapolis, Annapolis High School, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- John Pennington, 18, Arnold, Annapolis High School, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- James Shipley, 18, Severna Park, Severna Park High School/ Northwestern Preparatory School, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Gregory Carter, 18, Towson, Calvert Hall College High School, U.S. Military Academy
- Yae-Eun Chung, 17, Ellicott City, Centennial High School, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Dominique Pope, 18, Silver Spring, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy