U.S. Rep. Coffman nominates students to service academies


U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, nominated 48 high school students from the 6th Congressional District for an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Having served in both the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps, it's an honor for me to nominate these future leaders to our nation's military service academies,” Coffman said in a news release.

Every applicant was interviewed and rigorously evaluated on factors including academic record, athletic achievements, extracurricular activities, character and motivation. These nominees will now begin the next phase of the process and compete against other nominees from across the country for an appointment to the respective academies.

The following is a list of the 6th Congressional District nominees for the Class of 2023:

U.S. Air Force Academy

De Villiers, Lexi, Highlands Ranch High School

DuFauchard, Benjamin, Arapahoe High School

Hangland, Adam, Arapahoe High School

Howell, Mikayla, Highlands Ranch High School

Kim, Jane, Smoky Hill High School

Mohmand, Adam, Lotus School for Excellence

Murphy, John, Valor Christian High School

Petersen, Emma, Cherokee Trail High School

Smith, Caitlin, Grandview High School

Wendt, Alexander, Cherry Creek High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Anselmi, Katherine, Regis Jesuit High School

Gagne, Connor, Ralston Valley High School  

Jones, Quinnlin, Littleton High School

Robinson, Skyler, Rock Canyon High School

Slomski, Heather, Castle View High School

U.S. Military Academy

Bruening, Masson, ThunderRidge High School

Chesson, Joshua, The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Cook, Laura, Rock Canyon High School

Deane, Daisy, Regis Jesuit High School

Dority, Blake, Cherokee Trail High School

Galouzes, Drake, Cherry Creek High School

Ginsberg, Dylan, Cherry Creek High School

Hernandez, Lauren, Valor Christian High School

Hilbun, Bailey, Cherokee Trail High School

Martin, Eugene, Cherokee Trail High School

Repella, Lauren, Mountain Vista High School

Peterson, Connor, Arapahoe High School

Richards, Nolan, Grandview High School

Sisneros, Hannah, Grandview High School

U.S. Naval Academy

Anselmi, Katherine, Regis Jesuit High School

Dudek, Sara, Mountain Vista High School

Fox, Logan, Cherry Creek High School

Harris, Cameron, Eagle Ridge Academy

Harrison, Preston, Manhattan High School

Heistermann, Cole, Cherokee Trail High School

Keplinger, Mark, Colorado Academy

Kim, Caleb, Valor Christian High School

Kim, Victoria, Rock Canyon High School

Ku, Alexander, Mountain Vista High School

Lind, Faith, Eaglecrest High School

McEntire, Jonathan, Arapahoe High School

Palazzo, Gianni, Heritage High School

Reddish, Isabella, Regis Jesuit High School

Rivera, Marcos, Cherokee Trail High School

Santiago, Derek, Vista Peak Preparatory

Sharp, Calvin, Cherokee Trail High School

Stevenson, Jack, Cherry Creek High School

Thompson, Alison, STEM School, Highlands Ranch

Urbana, Madison, Mountain Vista High School


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