Hoeven Nominates Six Students to Military Academies
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated six North Dakota students for appointments to the nation’s military academies. Hoeven nominated Catherine Schlosser of St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA); MacKenzie Kirkpatrick of Fargo North High School in Fargo to the USNA; Jacob Dosch of Shanley High School in Fargo to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); Ryan Hermes of Oakes High School in Oakes to the USAFA; Adelyn Emter of Trinity High School in Dickinson to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point); and Cassidy Sanderson of Devils Lake High School in Devils Lake to West Point.
“We are extremely impressed by Catherine, MacKenzie, Jacob, Ryan, Adelyn and Cassidy, who have excelled in their studies, as well as their extracurricular and service activities,” said Hoeven. “It is a privilege to nominate these talented individuals and we are proud they have chosen to serve our country. We’re confident they will do a tremendous job representing our state and our country.”
Students applying for Military Academies are required to receive a Congressional nomination as part of the application process. These 6 students have now fulfilled that requirement and their names will be submitted to the respective academy. Each service academy admission board will determine final appointments. Those appointed receive a scholarship and military appointment and must serve in the military for at least five years following graduation.
Individuals interested in applying for a military academy nomination for academic year 2020-2021 should submit an application by October 2020. Additional information on service academy nominations is available on Senator Hoeven’s website.
Information on the students Hoeven nominated for academy appointments follows:
Catherine Schlosser, Bismarck – U.S. Naval Academy
Catherine is a senior at St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck where she has a 4.0 GPA. She is Student Council treasurer, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter president and a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in cross country, speech, Science Olympiad and plays the flute. Catherine is involved in Civil Air Patrol, the Big Brother Big Sister Program and volunteers in her church. Click here for a photo.
MacKenzie Kirkpatrick, Fargo – U.S. Naval Academy
MacKenzie is a senior at Fargo North High School where she has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in cross country, soccer, band, FCA, Knowledge Bowl, Key Club and Junior Classical League. She volunteers as a youth soccer coach, with her church and with 4 Luv of Dogs foster care. Click here for a photo.
Jacob Dosch, West Fargo – U.S. Air Force Academy
Jacob is a senior at Shanley High School in West Fargo where he holds a 4.0 GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Club, Tolkien Society, AV Club and is the vice-president of the School Service Club. Along with being an Eagle Scout, Jacob attended Boys State, was one of two elected to Boys Nation and participates in weightlifting, soccer, track and cross country as well as band and choir. Click here for a photo.
Ryan Hermes, Oakes – U.S. Air Force Academy
Ryan is a senior at Oakes High School where he holds a 4.0 GPA and serves on Student Council. He participates in wrestling, track, cross country, choir, band and the drumline. Ryan serves in his local church, he is an Eagle Scout and is active in the FFA. Click here for a photo.
Adelyn Emter, Dickinson – West Point
Adelyn is a senior at Trinity High School in Dickinson where she has a 3.93 GPA and is captain of Student Congress and the Speech Team. She serves as secretary of Student Council and is involved in musical theater, drama, band, choir, yearbook and is a varsity football cheerleader. She attended Girls Nation and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program. Adelyn volunteers at her local church and is in the church choir. Click here for a photo.
Cassidy Sanderson, Devils Lake – West Point
Cassidy is a senior at Devils Lake High School where she has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society and Student Council. She is a JROTC Battalion Commander and a member of the North Dakota National Guard. An active volunteer in her community, she plays softball and basketball. Click here for a photo.
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