U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) | Contributed photo
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said on Wednesday that the 8th District Military Service Academy Board has nominated 11 students from the district, which she serves, to attend military service academies.
The 8th District Military Service Academy Board, on which Duckworth also serves, selected the exceptional high school students for the congressional nomination, which is required as part of the academies' application process.
“I’m so proud of this year’s nominees,” Duckworth said. “The nomination process is rigorous, demanding outstanding test scores, a high GPA and a commitment to community service. I wish all the nominees the best in the application process and applaud their desire to serve our country.”
The nominees include Christian DePinto of U.S. Military Academy Prep School and Nicole Song of York Community High School, who were nominated for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Clare Cholewa of Saint Edward Catholic High School and Joshua Jalowiec of Fenton Community High School, who were nominated for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
In addition, Paul DeLutio of James B. Conant High School, Dillon Brown of Fenton Community High School, Gannon Cottone of Elgin Academy, Andrew Vetter of Schaumburg High School and James Palmer of Lake Park High School have been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.