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Pocan Announces 2018 United States Service Academy Nominations

Jan 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (January 12, 2018)U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced nominations for 14 students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to join the Classes of 2022 at the United States Service Academies.

“It is an honor to nominate these exceptional students to attend our nation’s service academies and become future leaders in the military,” said Rep. Pocan. “All of the nominees are bright and dedicated students who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement and a strong commitment to serving our country. They will certainly become successful leaders, representing Wisconsin and our nation with virtue.”

On January 6, the students and their families were recognized at an award ceremony and reception at the Alicia Ashman Library in Madison and 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 students, who were then nominated by Rep. Pocan.

Rep. Pocan is recommending the following students to the service academies’ classes of 2022. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.

United States Air Force Academy
Julia Ballweg – Prairie du Sac, Sauk Prairie High School
Jack Cronin – Beloit, Beloit Memorial High School
Cole Myers – Belleville, Belleville High School

United States Military Academy
Benjamin Kelley – Cottage Grove, St. John’s NW Military Academy
Paul Luebke – Madison, Shattuck St. Mary’s Boarding School
Jack Rader – Middleton, Middleton High School

United States Naval Academy
Casimir Buske – Madison, Madison East High School
Hunter Dunn – Madison, Edgewood High School
Zachary Hurst – Fitchburg, Verona Area High School
Mitchell Jorgensen – Madison, Madison West High School
Kendra Lee – Hollandale, Edgewood High School
Abigail Louis – Stoughton, University of Maryland
Robertson Powers – Middleton, Middleton High School
*Alexander Wowk – Verona, Madison Memorial High School

*Has been accepted to Service Academy