Bustos Nominates Five Illinois Students for U.S. Service Academies

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated five Illinois students for admission to United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2022. 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. 

“Our servicemembers make the United States the greatest nation in the world,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “These five academy nominees will commit themselves to working hard and serving our country honorably, and I wish them the best of luck as they embark on their journey.”

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

United States Military Academy:

Charlie Farmer – U.S. Military Preparatory School, from Coal Valley, IL

Storm Stern – Illinois Math and Science Academy from Rock Island, IL

United States Naval Academy:

Chase Everingham– Northern High School, from Taylor Ridge, IL

United States Air Force Academy:

Andrew Gunn – Monmouth Roseville High School, from Monmouth, IL

Lea Kendall – Georgia Military College, from Andalusia, IL