12 high school students from western Maryland are being recommended.
Washington DC (KM) Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) says he’s appointed 12 high school students from western Maryland to the U-S Service Academies’ Class of 2023.
“The choice to serve our country carries with it great responsibility, sacrifice, and honor,” Van Hollen says in a statement. “Each of these students has demostratted an outstanding owrk ethic and integrity and will make a valuable contribution to our services academies.
The students are:
Name City/Town Academy
Sirri Akaya Hagerstown United States Air Force Academy
Paul Medina* Frederick United States Air Force Academy
Christopher Smith Mount Airy United States Naval Academy
Natalie Markoff Buckeystown United States Naval Academy
Abigail McRea Myersville United States Naval Academy
Olivia Dart Emmitsburg United States Merchant Marine Academy
Abigail Morseberger Mount Airy United States Merchant Marine Academy
Natalie Dorsey Westminster United States Merchant Marine Academy
Abigail McRea Myersville United States Military Academy
Braeden Burnett Westminster United States Military Academy
Spencer Hose Little Orleans United States Military Academy
Dominic Rudakevych Middletown United States Military Academy
All of the nominated candidates must be accepted for appointment by the service academies they wish to attend.
“I applaud their decision to choose this path, and I was proud to support their efforts. I look forward to seeing the great things these young men and women will do in the years ahead,” Van Hollen says.
By Kevin McManus