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Hoekstra Nominates 17 Students to U.S. Military Service Academies
West Michigan Students Nominated for the Class of 2013

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Washington, Jan 5 - U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, has nominated 17 students from Michigan’s Second Congressional District to be considered for acceptance into the 2013 class of the U.S. Military, Air Force, Naval and Merchant Marine academies.

“It is a great honor to nominate students from West Michigan for acceptance into the prestigious U.S. service academies,” Hoekstra said. “These young men and women exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct necessary for future leadership positions within the U.S. Armed Forces and the Merchant Marine.”

Hoekstra nominated the following students for the class of 2013:

U.S. Military Academy – West Point, N.Y.
Ryan Lusk (Jenison) – Unity Christian High School

U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Md.
Drew Coffin (Holland) – Zeeland East High School
Courtney Diekema (Holland) – Zeeland East High School
James Galloway (Sparta) – Rockford Senior High School
Hope Potter (Whitehall) – Whitehall High School
Henry Tamminga (Jenison) – Unity Christian High School
Andrew Van Heest (Holland) – West Ottawa High School
Benjamin Wierda (Holland) – Westminster Christian School

U.S. Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Joe Batchelder (Grand Haven) – Western Michigan Christian High School
Timothy Bowditch (Comstock Park) – Lighthouse Christian Academy
Jared Breuker (Muskegon) – Reeths-Puffer High School
Douglas Brown (Whitehall) – Whitehall High School
Courtney Diekema (Holland) – Zeeland East High School
Anthony Henry (Muskegon) – Muskegon High School
Fred Holwerda III (Hudsonville) – Hudsonville High School
John Lepird (Hamilton) – Hamilton High School
Ryan Lusk (Jenison) – Unity Christian High School
Jason Mulder (Holland) – Holland Christian High School
Seth Schneider (Bear Lake) – Manistee High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, N.Y.
Henry Tamminga (Jenison) – Unity Christian High School

The nominations are based upon a 12-member academy advisory board interview that evaluates such criteria as academic achievement, extracurricular achievement and leadership abilities.

Further information on requirements for nomination and the application process is available on Hoekstra’s Web site at http://hoekstra.house.gov.

A nomination does not guarantee appointment to an academy. It only represents the role of a member of Congress in the process. Before an academy can consider an applicant, it must receive a nomination from an authorized nominating source, one of which is their congressman.

for reference: my brother starts at Kings Point in July.