Hoeven Nominates Four Students to U.S. Military Academies Class of 2027

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation’s military academies. Hoeven nominated Jacob Boehm of Bismarck and Olivia Jones of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Ayden Frohlich of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy and Isabelle Von Osterheldt of Minot to the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

“Our nation’s military academies offer exceptional education and leadership opportunities to students and we’re very proud to nominate these four outstanding students from North Dakota to serve our nation,” said Hoeven. “We know that Jacob, Olivia, Ayden and Isabelle will do a phenomenal job, and we wish them the best of luck.”

Students applying for military academies are required to receive a Congressional nomination as part of the application process. These students have now fulfilled that requirement and their names have been submitted to the respective academies. Each service academy admission board will determine final appointments. Those appointed receive a scholarship and military appointment and are required to serve in the military for at least five years upon graduation. Information on the students Hoeven nominated for academy appointments is below:

Jacob Boehm – U.S. Military Academy

Jacob is the son of Jeri and West Point graduate and retired Army Colonel, Shannon Boehm of Bismarck. Jacob is a 2022 graduate of Century High School and currently attends North Dakota State University (NDSU). At NDSU, Jacob is on the Dean’s List and is a decorated member of the ROTC program, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, the National Academy of Engineering and was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor Society. Jacob is a Private (E2) in the North Dakota National Guard. Click here for a photo. 

Olivia Jones – U.S. Military Academy

Olivia is the daughter of Shannon Roers Jones and Ross Jones of Fargo. She is currently a senior at Shanley High School where she holds a 3.8 GPA. Olivia is involved in theatre, choir, art, speech and weight lifting and is the captain of her swimming team. She is a member of National Honor Society and is a Private (E2) in the Minnesota National Guard. Click here for a photo.

Ayden Frohlich – U.S. Naval Academy

Ayden is the son of Billie Jo Lorius and Mike Frohlich of Bismarck. He is a senior at Legacy High School where he holds a 3.5 GPA. Ayden is involved in golf, swimming and weight lifting and previously served on the North Dakota State Superintendent Cabinet where he testified in front of a North Dakota higher education envision workshop. He has his student pilot license, volunteers at the North Dakota Heritage Center and serves in a management position at his place of employment. Click here for a photo.

Isabelle Von Osterheldt – U.S. Air Force Academy

Isabelle is the daughter of Norma and Paul Von Osterheldt. She is currently a senior at Magic City Campus and holds a 4.0 GPA. She is involved in student council, German club, jazz band, track and field and is the assistant Music Director at St. Leo’s Parish in Minot.  She enjoys hunting, fishing, composing music and is interested in STEM programs. Click here for a photo.

Individuals interested in applying for a military academy nomination for the class of 2028 should apply by October 2023. Additional information on service academy nominations is available on Senator Hoeven’s website.