MIL-OSI USA: Menendez Honors 18 Young NJans Appointed to U.S. Service Academies

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US Senate News:

Source: United States Senator for New Jersey Bob Menendez
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) held a celebration honoring 18 bright, young New Jerseyans, who he nominated and were all accepted this year into the four U.S. service academies. The nominees were joined by their family, friends, and the academy screeners who recommended them for nominations. The ceremony took place in the senator’s Jersey City office.
 
“I am so fortunate to have met these extraordinary young New Jerseyans, and I commend their willingness to serve our country,” said Sen. Menendez. “Our nation’s service academies accept only the best and brightest of this generation and transform them into future leaders of the armed forces that protect and preserve our nation and its freedoms. They represent the best of New Jersey and will demonstrate that in their future endeavors.”
 

 
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Sen. Menendez’s nominees for the service academies were chosen for their excellent academic records, leadership potential, dedication to community service and strong character, among other criteria:
 
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Alissa Eisenhart: East Windsor, Hightstown High School
Dylan Ferraro: Westfield, Westfield High School
Chetan Joshi: East Windsor, Heightstown High School
Joaquin Kull: Ramsey, Ramsey High School
Jack Latore: Middletown, Middletown High School South
Leonardo Rostello: Wayne, Wayne Hills High School
 
U.S. Naval Academy
Ruben Gonzalo: Union City, Jose Marti Stem Academy
Sean Mills: Lawrenceville, Lawrence High School
Giovanni Rivera: Morristown, Morristown High School
Andrew Ross: Morris Plains, Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.
Michael Sarlo: Wood-Ridge, Wood-Ridge High School
Robert Trafford: West Caldwell, James Caldwell High School
Lillian Williams: Ridgewood, Ridgewood High School
 
U.S. Air Force Academy
James Conway: Middletown, Middletown High School North
Katarina Zikas: Fanwood, Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences
 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Karianna Eagle: Little Egg Harbor Township, Pinelands Regional High School
Casey Symons: Harrington Park, Northern Valley Regional High School

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