Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Pocan Nominates South Central Wisconsin Students for United States Service Academies

Dec 2, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced the nomination of outstanding students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to the Class of 2019 at the United States Service Academies.

“It is an honor to nominate these exceptional students to attend our nation’s service academies and become the future leaders in our military,” said Rep. Pocan. “Our nation’s service academies offer top tier academics and an experience unlike any other college. All the nominees are bright and dedicated students who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement and their commitment to serving our country. I wish each of them the best of luck in their pursuit of an appointment and in all of their future endeavors.”

Rep. Pocan assembled a board of volunteers comprised of community leaders as well as active and retired service members from south central Wisconsin to assist with the evaluation of the applicants from the 2nd Congressional District. After the completion of the application process, the nomination board recommended the following students, who were then nominated by Rep. Pocan.

Nominations to the service academy classes of 2019 are as follows:

United States Air Force Academy

Taylor Boegel – Stoughton High School

Kainoa Chun-Moy – Sun Prairie High School

Matthew Jensen – Deerfield High School

Maverick Wilhite – Madison Lafollette High School

United States Naval Academy

Maxwell Cardwell – Madison West High School

Colin Cassidy – Edgewood High School

Colin Dean – Culver Academy

Joseph Duff – Middleton High School

Grant Karlsson Ellifson – Madison Lafollette High School

Matthew Marsland – St. Ambrose Academy

Rory Slattery – Middleton High School

United States Military Academy at West Point

James Pontius – Sun Prairie High School

Noah Roberts – Verona High School

Thomas Schuette – Sun Prairie High School

*Nomination does not guarantee acceptance. The academies make final decisions on appointments of admission.