Delaware’s Congressional trio rolled out the red, white and blue carpet on Tuesday for the twelve outstanding young people who will be representing the First State at our nation’s service academies beginning later this summer.
U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester congratulated the Delaware students accepted into U.S. Service Academies at a U.S. Capitol Visitor Center reception.
Each year, students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Military Academy apply for a nomination through members of the United States Congress. Members nominate top candidates from their home state, ensuring that the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies. Three graduates of Delaware Military Academy make up this year’s service academy class.
The Delaware students who have accepted appointments to the service academies are:
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado Springs, CO
Aidan O’Connor, Caesar Rodney High School
Robert Vadnais, St. Mark’s High School
MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT (USMA) West Point, NY
Michael Devine, Archmere Academy
Alyssa Spell, Cape Henlopen High School
Rachel Carlton, Caravel Academy
Elise Buonopane, Delaware Military Academy
NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA), Annapolis, MD
Wei-Ling Moloy, Padua Academy
Kathryn Certesio, Delaware Military Academy
Nicholas Graham, Delaware Military Academy
Lindsey Asbury, University of Delaware
MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY (USMMA), Kings Point, NY
Alex Angell, Sussex Technical High School
Helen Davis, Indian River High School