Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett’s 2013 Service Academy Nominees

May 29, 2013
Press Release

 

MAHWAH, NJ – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) is proud to announce the nomination of 35 Fifth District high school students to United States Service Academies, including the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.  This year’s nominees were honored by Congressman Garrett at a ceremony at Ramapo College in Mahwah last month.

“Congratulations to this year’s nominees.  I want to commend each one of these fine, upstanding individuals for their hard work, perseverance, and dedication.  If accepted, I expect our prestigious service academies will develop these young men and women into some of our country’s greatest leaders.  No matter what the future holds for these men and women, I am very proud of their selfless dedication to serving our nation.  I wish each of the applicants all the best.”

Applications to the Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy require a nomination by a Congressman or a Senator.  The Congressional nomination, however; does not guarantee acceptance.  To assist with the nomination process, Congressman Garrett established an esteemed committee of military and civic leaders that interviewed potential nominees, reviewed their applications, and made recommendations.  Click here for more information about Congressman Garrett’s nomination process.

Below is a complete list of the nominees by academy: 

United States Military Academy at West Point

Austin Bajc—Hackettstown, Seton Hall Preparatory School

Rachel Colvin—Vernon, Vernon Township High School

Kenneth Ehrenberg—Paramus, Paramus High School

Sung Ju Ha—Demarest, Northern Valley Regional High School

James Kim—Norwood, Northern Valley Regional High School

Ryan Kowal—Waldwick, Waldwick High School

Christian Sloan—Allamuchy, Pope John XXIII Regional High School

Kiersten Spencer—Mahwah, Mahwah High School

Alexander Webb—Blairstown, North Warren Regional High School

Andrew Yim—River Edge, River Dell Regional High School

United States Naval Academy at Annapolis

William Bourque—Ho-Ho-Kus, Northern Highlands Regional High School

Caroline Braunstein—Montvale, Pascack Hills High School

Michael Bussow—Layton, Kittatinny Regional HS

Juni Kim—Glen Rock, Bergen County Academies (A.A.S.T.)

Jonathan Lin—Tenafly, Tenafly High School

Aaron McAvey—Ridgewood, Don Bosco Preparatory School

Michael Sagan—Columbia, North Warren Regional High School

Christopher Sarao—Sandyston, Pope John XXIII High School

Brandon Schultz—Andover, Pope John High XXIII School

Shaine Timmins—West Milford, West Milford High School

United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs                           

Kevin Chung—Ridgewood, Ridgewood High School

Matthew Devlin—Ringwood, Morris Catholic High School

Nathaniel Shannon—Midland Park, Midland Park High School

Scott Vande Vrede—Belvidere, Netherlands Reformed Christian High School

Kenneth Ehrenberg—Paramus, Paramus High School

Gregory Geueke—Columbia, North Warren High School

John Hwang—Cresskill, Cresskill High School

Ryan Lee—Demarest, Northern Valley Regional High School

Karl Meier—Washington, Warren Hills Regional High School

Kiersten Spencer—Mahwah, Mahwah High School

United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point                         

Aaron Brown—Phillipsburg, Phillipsburg High School

Michael Bussow—Layton, Kittatinny Regional High School

Mathew Devlin—Ringwood, Morris Catholic High School

Dong Han Kim—Old Tappan, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Nicholas Gioino—Columbia, North Warren High School

Jack Lippin—Westwood, Bergen Catholic High School

Tara Mastriano—Saddle River, Northern Highlands Regional High School

Brandon Schultz—Andover, Pope John High School XXIII

Brian Vogel—Upper Saddle River, Northern Highlands Regional High School

Vincent Young—Ridgewood, Ridgewood High School

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