Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—January 25, 2018
By: Mary Paleologos
Congresswoman Robin Kelly today nominated eight high school students from the 2nd Congressional District for admission to three United States Military Academies.
“These exceptional young men and women represent the very best of the 2nd Congressional District. They have worked incredibly hard for the opportunity to attend our nation’s finest military academies. I’m certain that they will go on to serve our country with honor and distinction,” Rep. Kelly said.
The following students have been nominated for admission to the Class of 2022:
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland:
- Ms. Keeley Schwada of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School;
- Mr. Weston Lusinski of Grant Park High School;
- Mr. Eric Perkins of Rich South High School;
- Mr. Justice Cody of Humphreys High School in South Korea;
- Ms. Jacqueline Guzman of Carver Military Academy (Chicago);
- Ms. Tiera Sterling of Thornridge High School; and
- Mr. Bryant Floyd of Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville.
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado:
- Mr. Jonathan Luong of Homewood-Flossmoor High School;
- Ms. Schwada of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School (also nominated to U.S. Naval Academy);
- Mr. Lusinski of Grant Park High School (also nominated to U.S. Naval Academy);
- Mr. Floyd of Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville (also nominated to U.S. Naval Academy).
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York:
- Ms. Guzman of Carver Military Academy (Chicago) (also nominated to U.S. Naval Academy);
- Mr. Cody of Humphreys High School in South Korea (also nominated to U.S. Naval Academy).
Each academy will review the list of students nominated by the Congresswoman and select the finalists for admission as cadets. The academies have an extremely competitive application process and are ranked annually among the best colleges in America. Upon graduation, the cadets become U.S. military officers and typically serve five to eight years in the armed services.