Sixteen Local Candidates Nominated by Hultgren Selected for Top Military Academies
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today proudly announced that sixteen students he nominated from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District were selected and will be attending United States military service academies in the fall of 2014. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation were taken into consideration when determining nominees.
“These sixteen outstanding individuals represent the best of what the 14th District has to offer,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Our nation's military is looking for bright, motivated, and above all service-minded students to lead our armed forces. I am proud to nominate these students to our nation’s top military education institutions, and look forward to observing their developing careers in public service.”
Rep. Hultgren meets with military academy candidates. From Left to Right are the following: Thomas Schafer, Batavia, (U.S. Military Academy at West Point); Mathew Livingston, Naperville, (West Point); Vincent Hale, Naperville, (West Point); Congressman Hultgren, Tyler Vasconez, Huntley, (U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis); Christopher Scroggins, Beach Park, (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point); Kat Stutesman, St. Charles, (U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs); Skylar Brooks, Warrenville, (Air Force); Nicholas Schultz, Oswego, (Air Force); Ethan Young, Batavia, (Air Force).
Tanner Andrews, Elburn, (West Point)
Cole Bruns, Prairie Grove, (West Point)
Jake Magness, Huntley, (Air Force)
Tyler Pham, Prairie Grove, (West Point)
Dionte Reed, Shorewood, (West Point)
Ankur Saxena, Naperville, (Air Force)
Mackenzie Williams, Geneva, (West Point)