Hoeven Nominates Three Students to U.S. Military Academies

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated three students for appointments to the nation’s military academies. Hoeven nominated Ian Busche of Hazen to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Olivia Schuchard of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Jack Robinson of Honolulu, Hawaii and formerly of Minot, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“It’s a privilege to nominate outstanding students to attend our nation’s military academies and we’re proud of Ian, Olivia and Jack for deciding to courageously serve our nation,” said Hoeven. “They’ve displayed immense dedication to their studies and serving their communities and we wish them the best of luck. We are confident that they will do a tremendous job.” 

Students applying for military academies are required to receive a Congressional nomination as part of the application process. These three 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:

Ian Busche – U.S. Air Force Academy

Ian is the son of Nathan and Kathy Busche of Hazen, North Dakota. A senior at Hazen High School, Ian runs cross country and is an active member of the National Honor Society; FFA; and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Ian was recently elected Governor of Boys State and holds a 3.99 GPA. Click here for a photo.

Olivia Schuchard – U.S. Naval Academy

Olivia is the daughter of Troy and Theresa Schuchard of Bismarck, North Dakota. A senior at Century High School, Olivia plays soccer and is a champion swimmer and diver. She is involved in AVID and the National Honor Society and is a member of the North Dakota National Guard where she is currently ranked an E1. Olivia has a 4.06 GPA. Click here for a photo. 

Jack Robinson – U.S. Military Academy

Jack is the son of Lt. Col. Christopher and LouAnn Robinson of Hawaii where Jack’s father is currently stationed. Jack formerly lived in Minot while his father served as a commander at the Minot Air Force Base. A senior at Radford High School, Jack is a champion swimmer and diver. He’s actively involved in the National Honor Society and is fluent in Chinese. Jack holds a 4.23 GPA and volunteers at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Click here for a photo.

Individuals interested in applying for a military academy nomination for academic year 2022-2023 should apply by October 2022. Additional information on service academy nominations is available on Senator Hoeven’s website.