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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Risch announced his 2010 nominations to the nation's military service academies. Applications provided by the students will be considered by the four academies for final selection.

"I congratulate each of these nominees on their selection to compete for entrance to one of our military academies. We had outstanding young men and women from throughout the state who are willing to become leaders and defenders of our great nation. The educational opportunities and leadership training the academies provide will benefit those who are selected for their entire lives. I wish them well as they take the next step in gaining admittance to one of our military academies. Congratulations!"

U.S. Air Force Academy

Jeffrey Anderson, Nampa
David Bjelland, Rathdrum
Brett Burnside, Coeur d'Alene
Dylan Cawthorne, Mtn. Home
Lukas Cowen, Boise
J Downs, Meridian
Justin Ellis, Nampa
Matthew Gerhart, Meridian
Dillon Greiner, Parma
Christian Hall, Meridian
Sarah Hill, Post Falls
Dylan Hyde, Star
Paul Jamboretz, Boise
Matthew Miller, Idaho Falls
Nathaniel Randall, Meridian
Cynthia Repp, Lewiston
Connor Sheldon-Modrow (F), Boise
AnneMarie Totorica, Boise
Kevin Updike, Garden Valley
Brendan West, Meridian

U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army)

Ryder Ashcraft (F), Kingston
Curtis Brey, McCall
Brett Burnside, Coeur d'Alene
Pete Coats, Rupert
Nicholas Dugger, Bonners Ferry
Neal Eldridge, Boise
Ryan Erstad, Boise
Logan Gearhart, Meridian
Sarah Hill, Post Falls
Colin Mansfield, Boise
John Mares, Sandpoint
Taylor Molenaar, Horseshoe Bend
Kegan Monks, Meridian
Branden Pritchett, Meridian
Robert Schrack, Athol
Lauren Tiernan, Boise
Noah Wagoner, Athol
Pierce Wasdahl, Boise
Nathaniel Wentland, Meridian
Tyler Young, Nampa

U.S. Naval Academy

Alex Ackerman, Grangeville
Ryder Ashcraft (F), Kingston
Maxwell Chambers, Boise
Shannon Cobb, Star
Ryan Erstad, Boise
Matthew Fouts, Boise
Samantha Freitas, Rathdrum
Logan Gearheart, Meridian
Dylan Hyde, Star
Duncan Mamer, Caldwell
Devin McKnight, Boise
Aaron Proctor, Boise
Amanda Ragan, Boise
Samuel Reading, Boise
Makena Schevenius, Post Falls
Robert Schrack, Athol
Jonathan Sorenson, Meridian
Nathanael Szuch, Boise
Nathaniel Wentland, Meridian
Ryan Zimmerman, Nampa

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Aleska Davis, Boise
J Downs, Meridian
William (Bill) Gore, Meridian
Brandon Hurt, Star
Vance (Jordan) Kondon, Mtn. Home
John Mares, Sandpoint
Niels McMahon, Sun Valley
Tristan Storrs, Rathdrum
Kevin Updike, Garden Valley