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Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Jim Risch has announced his nominations to the United States Military Academies for the 2014 year. The nominees were selected from dozens of applicants and will now be considered by each of the four academies for appointment.

"This year's nominees have met the high standards required to attend our military academies and each of them have demonstrated a level of commitment to our nation that is commendable. They are each truly deserving of this honor and I applaud them for their efforts," said Risch.

Those interested in applying for future nominations to the military academies can find details on Senator Risch’s website or by contacting Tim Petersen at (208) 342-7985.

U.S. Air Force Academy
Carlie Ashley, Meridian
Benjamin Beier, Kingston
Gabriel Benavides, Meridian
Scott Bennett, Boise
Austin Box, Boise
Devin Cooper, Mountain Home
Hunter Cyr, Eagle
Rydder Driggs, Ammon
Anderson Gannaway, Rexburg
Lindsey Hammon, Meridian
Tyler Hill, Boise
Alexandria Kempf, Pocatello
Jesse Miller, Laclede
Joshua Rackham, Meridian
Wes Roscoe, Mackay
Braxton Stocking, Rexburg
Tanner Stuart, Pocatello
Timothy Ward, Meridian
Daniel Whitfield, Eagle
Justin Williams, Bancroft

U.S. Naval Academy
Nicholas Blancett, Star
Justus Grammer, Coeur d’Alene
Katey McInturff, Cataldo
Tyrell Reynolds, Kuna
John Schneider, Boise
Quinn Shultz, Eagle
McKenzie Steingruber, Meridian
Kathleen Thompson, Meridian
Alexander Tracy, Nampa
Ryan Walker, Eagle

U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Randy Foristiere, Boise
Garrett Plant, Meridian
Spencer Rich, Meridian
Alix Stanley, McCall
Steven Schneickert, Pocatello
Hannah Wentland, Meridian
Jonathan Yake, Coeur d’Alene
Andrew Young, Meridian
Thomas Zagula, Rigby
James Zimmerman, Boise

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Avian Blumhorst, Idaho Falls
Nicholas Bower, Meridian
Reilly Cherry, Coeur d’Alene
Isaac Christensen, Coeur d’Alene      
Victoria Nash, Homedale
Justin Peters, Boise
Joshua Rackham, Meridian
Quinn Shultz, Eagle
Bryce Schroeder, Caldwell
Jonathan Yake, Coeur d’Alene