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Source: United States Senator for Hawaii Mazie K. Hirono

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced the nomination of 32 Hawaii students to U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2024. The academies are now considering the students’ applications for final selections.

“I am proud to nominate these young people who have demonstrated their academic excellence and dedication to serving our nation in uniform,” Senator Hirono said. “After years of conscientious study, community engagement, and commitment to physical fitness and outstanding personal character, I know that each of these candidates will be stellar representatives of and for Hawaii.”

Today’s announcement includes Senator Hirono’s nominations for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy uses a separate nomination process.

Following their nomination by a member of the Senate or House of Representatives, each academy’s director of admissions selects from the submitted lists of nominees. Prospective students are measured on their scholastic achievement, leadership experience, school involvement, athletic and extra-curricular activities, community contributions, and volunteer or employment experiences. Nomination does not guarantee appointment.

Senator Hirono’s Class of 2024 Academy Nominations are:

U.S. Naval Academy

·         Jade Baker, Radford High School

·         Cara Cunningham, Punahou School

·         Harrison Deisroth, Home School

·         Anela Donachie, La Pietra

·         Landen Kukahiwa, Kamehameha Schools – Hawaii

·         Zander Manuel, Punahou School

·         Curtis Meares, Kalani High School

·         Angelina Ramirez, Hawaii Preparatory Academy

·         Trenton Wailehua, Saint Louis School

·         Richard Xu, Kapolei High School


U.S. Air Force Academy

·         Kiana Baruela, Waiakea High School

·         Natalie Collat, Punahou School

·         Luke Faurot, Le Jardin Academy

·         Kate Helbush, Moanalua High School

·         Aimi Imagawa, Island Pacific Academy

·         Kaylee Jones, Mililani High School

·         Maxwell Lee, Punahou School

·         Morgan Roberts, Radford High School

·         Cloud Rodin, Hilo High School

·         Venus Rodin, Hilo High School


U.S. Military Academy at West Point

·         Jamahl Adams, Lanai High School

·         James Ahn, Humphreys High School (DOD)

·         Kenrick Brown, Taipei American School (DOD)

·         Jorden Corpuz, Iolani School

·         Joseph Kim, Moanalua High School

·         Elhadji Kone, Radford High School

·         Connor MacPherson, Home School

·         Eryuki Paul, Roosevelt High School

·         Elena San Jose, Hawaii Preparatory Academy

·         Kellen Tanaka, Mid-Pacific Institute


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

·         Keli Hanley, Hilo High School

·         Logan Mizuba, Hilo High School

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