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WASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced 60 nominations of Idaho students to the United States service academies for the 2021-2022 school year. The nominees were selected from dozens of applicants and will now be considered by each of the four academies for final selection.

"Every year, I am proud to see the commitment to country and leadership displayed by the young men and women who apply to attend our nation's service academies," Risch said. "These nominees represent some of Idaho's finest young people. I congratulate them on being selected and wish them the very best throughout the admissions process."

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. Kae’la Brown, Boise

2. Darcie Bushee, Boise

3. Madeline Carswell, Boise

4. Brynn Crownover, Boise

5. Kobie DeLeonard, Coeur d’Alene

6. Rachel Engels, Meridian

7. Grace Fort, Jerome

8. Avery Konecni, Boise

9. Bren Legarreta, Boise

10. Elliot Lim, Meridian

11. Boone Phillips, Nampa

12. Elizabeth Robison, Boise

13. Michael Schlothauer, Post Falls

14. Evan Schulte, Boise

15. Annika Scott, Idaho Falls

16. Luke Simpson, Meridian

17. Holden Sopoti, Meridian

18. Thomas Symms, Caldwell

19. Abigail Thomson, Boise

20. Anna Wang, Eagle


U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

1. Sterling Crupper, Hayden

2. Lauren Forster, Hayden

3. Paul Gillespie, Paul

4. James Griffin, Sandpoint

5. Gracie Johnson, Boise

6. Avery Konecni, Boise

7. Victoria Massey, Letha

8. Nathan Patchen, Boise

9. Jaxon Smith, Star

10. Holden Sopoti, Meridian


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

1. Nicholas Bisagno, Boise

2. Darcie Bushee, Boise

3. Brynn Crownover, Boise

4. Sterling Crupper, Hayden

5. Reed Eddington, Idaho Falls

6. Emily Foster, Boise

7. Dawson Fox, Caldwell

8. Kyle Garner, Eagle

9. Paul Gillespie, Paul

10. Adam Jones, Boise

11. Andrew Kasuske, Grangeville

12. Elliot Lim, Meridian

13. Olivia Love, Star

14. Riley McGarry, Boise

15. Madison Peterson, Meridian

16. Renata Russell, Boise

17. Evan Schulte, Boise

18. Spencer Severance, Boise

19. Reagan Stonhill, Ammon

20. Thomas Symms, Caldwell


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

1. Dawson Fox, Caldwell

2. James Griffin, Sandpoint

3. Grace Jackson, Parma

4. Victoria Massey, Letha

5. Riley McGarry, Boise

6. Michael Schlothauer, Post Falls

7. Luke Simpson, Meridian

8. Regan Stonhill, Ammon

9. Abigail Thomson, Boise

10. Mja Towner, Weiser

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