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Gabbard announces nominees to military service academies


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced her nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies for classes entering Summer 2014.

After an exhaustive application and interview process, she nominated 29 residents of Hawaii’s Second Congressional District.

“I am honored to nominate these 29 young aspiring servant leaders to attend our nation’s respected military service academies,” Gabbard said. “These women and men are Hawai‘i’s best and brightest who have raised their hands to serve our country in uniform. Each nominee has demonstrated significant leadership qualities, academic commitment, and a personal commitment to service. I wish them each the very best as they embark on this new chapter.”

Gabbard nominated the following people to attend a U.S. Military Service Academy:

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

* Erin Lindsey, Kamehameha Schools, Kula
* Jason C. Evans, Kalaheo High School, Kaneohe
* James C. Whalen, Makua Lani Christian Academy, Kona
* Marissa Goo, Kapaa High School, Kapaa
* Ethan Finberg, Seabury Hall, Kula
* Iain Armitage, Kamehameha Schools, Kula
* Koa Bartsch, Kohala High School, Kapaau
* Evan K. Larochelle, United States Air Force Preparatory School, Hilo
* Sierra Jackson, Kalaheo High School, Kailua
* Michael Compton, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

* Hannah Boyce, Punahou School, Kaneohe
* Zachary P.M. Moore, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua
* Andrew N. Drake, Kalaheo High School, Kaneohe
* Cameron E. Moore-Andersen, Kealakehe High School, Waikoloa
* Shon Cangungun, Kalaheo High School, Kailua
* Christopher Hutt, Kamehameha Schools, Keaau
* Anna H. Cochrane, Moanalua High School, Kapolei
* Matthew Beattie Callahan, ‘Iolani School, Kailua
* Trent Hori, Maui High School, Kahului
* Christopher Baker, Seabury Hall, Kula

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

* Kristen Kadooka, Kalaheo High School, Kailua
* Bradley Pierce, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua
* Gabriel Yarbrough, Kalaheo High School, Kailua
* Scott Takahashi, Waiakea High School, Hilo
* William Linehan, United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Wahiawa
* Sierra Jackson, Kalaheo High School, Kailua

Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.

* Christopher Baker, Seabury Hall, Kula
* Michael Compton, Le Jardin Academy, Kailua
* Bradley Fredericks, Mother of Divine Grace, Kapolei

Information about military service academy nominations can be found at:…

The deadline to apply for nominations to classes beginning Summer 2015 will be announced later this year.

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