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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Announces 2015 United States Service Academy Nominations

Dec 15, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the nomination of 15 outstanding students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to the Class of 2020 at the United States Service Academies.

“It is an honor to nominate these exceptional young men and women to attend our nation’s service academies and become the future leaders in our military,” said Rep. Pocan. “All of the students have worked hard and demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement to earn these nominations. I am confident that if selected, these students will represent Wisconsin and our nation with the utmost integrity.”

On Dec. 14, the students and their families were recognized at an award ceremony and reception at the Monona Public Library in Monona, WI and personally received an award from Rep. Pocan.

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.

Rep. Pocan is recommending the following students to the service academy classes of 2020. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.


Air Force Academy

Tyler Kasperski- Madison La Follette High School

Brynn Lunaas- Milton High School

James Roberts- Waunakee High School

Peter Speckman- Brodhead High School

Victoria Trantow- Middleton High School

Jack Zocher- Middleton High School


Naval Academy

Ajith Brown- 2015 Graduate of Madison West High School

Diana Bulaong- Madison East High School

Maxwell Cardwell- 2015 Graduate of Madison West High School

Laura Kamm- Waunakee High School

Samuel Noonan- Edgewood High School

Allison Perales- DeForest High School


West Point

Jacob Kelley- St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

Cheyenne Trilling- Verona High School

Gray Woodward- Middleton High School