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Three students in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District have been accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including one from Danbury. Joseph Waldron reached out to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty for a nomination to accompany his application.


Esty says she was impressed with the students’ academic, social and professional achievements. A congressional nomination is required for, but does not guarantee, admission.


Waldron served as a Cadet Commander and has previously been honored with awards from the Civil Air Patrol. He received the Billy Mitchell Award, the Commanders Commendation Award, the Connecticut Congressional Award, the Air Force Association Cadet Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Award for the Northeast Region and the Air Force Association Squadron Cadet of the Year Award.

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