Bustos Nominates 11 Illinois Students for United States Service Academies

ROCK ISLAND – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated 11 Illinois students for admission to United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017. Each year, Congresswoman Bustos has the honor of nominating qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Nominees must now be accepted by the academies to gain admittance.

“America is the greatest nation in the world because we’ve always had hardworking young men and women willing to answer the call and serve,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “I want to thank all of our academy nominees for their dedication and commitment to building a better future for all of our families, and I wish them all the best in this new adventure.”

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Congresswoman Bustos selected 11 students for 16 nominations through the counsel of an advisory board that was comprised of former service academy attendees and Naval Academy Blue & Gold officers.

The full list of students nominated is below. More information on the nomination process is available on Congresswoman Bustos’ website.

 

United States Military Academy:

Daniel Gulliams – Aquin Central Catholic High School, Freeport, IL

Madisyn Johnson – Knoxville High School, Knoxville, IL

Nathan Ross – Stillman Valley High School, Stillman Valley, IL

Noah Sebastian – Geneseo High School, Geneseo, IL

Daniel Segura – Moline High School, Rock Island, IL

 

United States Naval Academy:

Daniel Gulliams – Aquin Central Catholic High School, Freeport, IL

Madisyn Johnson – Knoxville High School, Knoxville, IL

Pearson Kerchner – Rock Island High School, Moline, IL

Merrick Misiewicz – Eastland High School, Shannon, IL

Turner Morse – Sterling High School, Sterling, IL

Nathan Ross – Stillman Valley High School, Stillman Valley, IL

 

United States Air Force Academy:

Dylan Alexander – Milledgeville High School, Chadwick, IL

Daniel Guilliams – Aquin Central Catholic High School, Freeport, IL

Marcus Ross – Galesburg High School, Galesburg, IL

 

United States Merchant Marine Academy:

Daniel Guilliams – Aquin Central Catholic High School, Freeport, IL

Austin Vincent – Stockton High School, Stockton, IL

 

 

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