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4 Local Students Nominated to U.S. Service Academies

Nominees for the United States Service Academies were chosen from a group of applicants residing throughout Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District

U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner announced today that 21 high school students from the 5th Congressional District were nominated to join a U.S. service academy – four students are from Waukesha and Pewaukee.

Of the 21 nominees, three students from Brookfield were chosen as principal nominees. If the principal nominee meets the academic, physical, and medical standards set by the academy, they are assured an offer of appointment to the academy.

The four Waukesha and Pewaukee students are alternate nominees. If the principal nominee does not qualify or chooses not to attend, the three alternates would compete for the vacancy.  Alternates are also part of a pool of applicants from which the academies will choose their incoming class.

The four nominees from Waukesha and Pewaukee are:

  • Joseph Kennedy of Waukesha has been nominated to attend the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Joseph, the son of Vincent and Margaret Kennedy, is a senior at Marquette University High School.
  • Robert Manocchia of Waukesha has been nominated to attend the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.  Robert, the son of Christopher and Cynthia Manocchia, is a senior at Kettle Moraine High School.
  • Ellen Moyer of Pewaukee has been nominated to attend the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  Ellen, the daughter of Paul and Mary Moyer, is a senior at Catholic Memorial High School.
  • Daniel Sweet of Waukesha has been nominated to attend the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Daniel, the son of Randy and Debra Sweet, is a student at the US Military Academy Preparatory School.

“Each year, I am impressed with the caliber of individuals who apply to my office,” Sensenbrenner said. “These young men and women have already established a strong record of community service, excellence in academics and sports, and leadership among their peers. I congratulate each of these students on their nomination and wish them the best of luck on all their future endeavors.”

Sensenbrenner is currently accepting nomination applications from the new 5th District for those who would like to enter any U.S. service academy in the summer of 2014.  Inquiries concerning this process can be made to the Sensenbrenner’s office in Brookfield at (262) 784-1111. 

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