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BOISE, Idaho – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced 36 nominations of Idaho students to the United States service academies for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The nominees were selected from dozens of applicants and will now be considered by each of the four academies for final selection.

“Each year, I get the privilege of nominating some of Idaho’s finest to our nation’s service academies,” said Risch. “This year’s nominees are well-deserving of this honor, and I commend them for their desire to obtain a first-class education and serve our nation.

Those interested in applying for future nominations to the service academies can find details on Senator Risch’s website or by contacting Frances Hasenoehrl at

U.S. Military Academy – West Point, NY

1. Brecon Bennett, Sandpoint

2. Axel Copley, Teton

3. Modoc Earley, Montpelier

4. Jaylyn Jackson, Boise

5. Emmett Lilly, Orofino

6. Cormac Mullin, Boise

7. Martin Pena, Nampa

8. Dylan Reynolds, Meridian

9. Joshua Shefter, Driggs

10. Timothy Simpson, Meridian

11. Benjamin Wyatt, Boise

U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

1. Isabella Carbajal, Fruitland

2. Axel Copley, Teton

3. Austin Durfee, Eagle

4. Bronsen Fulk, Rathdrum

5. Cormac Mullin, Boise

6. Nicholas Schiedler, Garden City

7. Michael Schlothauer, Post Falls

8. Savannah Slagel, Twin Falls

9. Ryan Thomas, Hayden

10. Marcus Wyman, McCall

U.S. Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, CO

1. Artur Bodziachowski, Boise

2. Colin Cooney, Meridian

3. Bruin Fleischmann, Pocatello

4. Steven Newcomer, Emmett

5. Bode Packer, Boise

6. Gretchen Pals, Lewiston

7. Zachary Robinson, Nampa

8. Daniel Russell, Boise

9. Trinity Seefried, Mackay

10. Faith Struck, Nampa

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, NY

1. Jaylyn Jackson, Boise

2. Martin Pena, Nampa

3. Faith Struck, Nampa

4. Ryan Thomas, Hayden

5. Marcus Wyman, McCall

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