Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

Government and Politics

November 29, 2022

Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 150  students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 70 offered interviews, 47 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young.

A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are chosen based on personal merit. Criteria considered include evidence of character, leadership, academic excellence, physical aptitude, and extracurricular activities.

“I had the privilege of recommending a talented group of Hoosiers for admission to the United States service academies this year,” said Senator Young. “These young men and women are highly qualified to serve our country, and I’m very proud of their hard work. I wish them the best of luck in their application process.”

Senator Young’s service academy nominees are listed below:

United States Air Force Academy

Ansley Bishop
Roncalli High School

Andrew Davidson
Greenfield Central High School

Kaleb Johnson
Hamilton Southeastern High School

Also nominated to the United States Military Academy

Peter Kearns
Crawfordsville Sr. High School

Kirsten Lee
Carroll High School

Peter Letherman
Saint Joseph High School

Clare Long
Lafayette Jefferson High School

Also nominated to the United States Naval Academy

Kori Leverenz
Signature School

Lauren Ozete
Evansville North High School

Owen Rifkin
International School of Indiana

Nathaniel Sajdak
Purdue University

Jared Smith
Bethel University/Georgia Military College

Ty Smith
Evansville North High School

Also nominated to the United States Naval Academy

Peter Snyder
Cathedral High School

Emma Waskom
Lebanon High School

United States Military Academy

Caroline Bell
Bishop Chatard High School

Arthur Beriault
Scecina Memorial High School

Megan Cobb
St. Theodore Guerin High School

Ella Dieterlen
Batesville High School

Michael Flynn
Valparaiso High School

Brennan Howell
Heritage Christian High School

John Maiers
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Also nominated to the United States Naval Academy

Nathan Pratt
Penn High School

Peyton Williams
Culver Academies

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Wade Foster
Westville High School

Shelbi Hess
Adams Central High School

Nicklaus Rader
Seton Catholic High School

John Sandford
Floyd Central High School

Kevin Sweeney
Carmel High School

Ian Urchell
Andrean High School

United States Naval Academy

Lucas Bassi
Park Tudor High School

John Dely
Homestead Senior High School

Chelsie Glover
United States Naval Academy Preparatory School

Aaron Gu
Lafayette Harrison High School

Ryley Keegan
Tianjin International School

Christopher Langley
Mooresville High School

Joseph Mariani
Cathedral High School

Lauren Martin
Northwestern Senior High School

Faith Martinez
Culver Academies

Luke Mawbey
Western High School

Hunter Miller
Culver Academies

Joseph Moran
Bishop Dwenger High School

Coco Nate
North Central High School

Owen O’Rourke
Hamilton Southeastern High School

Natalie Restivo
Plainfield High School

Van Smith
Park Tudor High School

Ella Wiegand
Lutheran High School