Connecticut's Congressional delegation has announced the names of students who have accepted appointment to armed forces academies. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or Merchant Marine and serve for a minimum of five years.
The nominees were chosen by each Member’s Selection Committees, a nonpartisan board made up of service academy graduates, veterans, educators, community leaders, and retired military personnel. The students will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.
David William Roper of Southbury will be attending the Merchant Marine Academy.
David Kohler of Newtown and Griffin Levi of Weston will attend the Air Force Academy.
Lucille Freidenrich of Ridgefield, Kathleen Murphy of Weston, Christina Ruiz of Bethel and Thomas Vilinskis or Ridgefield have accepted appointments to the Naval Academy.
The nominees who have accepted appointment to the Military Academy are Amelia Rose Blackwell of Redding, Michael Halas II of Danubry, Quinton Marmo of Newtown, Noah Martinez of Gaylordsville, Gilliam Schullery of South Kent and Sean Welsh of Washington.