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BOISE, Idaho – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced 35 nominations to the United States service academies for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The nominees were selected from dozens of applicants. The four academies will now consider these Idahoans for final selection.

“I am proud to nominate some of Idaho’s finest to our nation’s service academies,” said Risch. “Each of these Idaho students showcase leadership, character, academic promise, and a commitment to our incredible nation. I commend them for their desire to serve.”

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

U.S. Military Academy – West Point, NY

1. Zachary Church, Idaho Falls

2. Maximilian Ciovacco, Boise

3. Hannah Hoatson, Coeur d’Alene

4. Avonlea Hotine, Post Falls

5. Parker Huber, Jerome

6. Austin Mahnke, Post Falls

7. Ethan McIntyre, Eagle

8. Jackson Sarrazolla, Boise

9. Samuel Sherman, Boise

10. Claire Wimer, Boise

U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

1. Avery Charles, Eagle

2. Makena Davisson, Boise

3. Remy de Saint Phalle, Sun Valley

4. Gavin Dustin, Idaho Falls

5. Shihara Fernando, Eagle

6. Avonlea Hotine, Post Falls

7. Gunnar Kimball, Hailey

8. Christopher McKenzie, Boise

9. Adam Peitz, Boise

10. Claire Wimer, Boise

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

1. Elanor Eddington, Idaho Falls

2. Taylor Hatch, Nampa

3. Parker Huber, Jerome

4. Dylan Kelly, Eagle

5. Kristian Miljatovic, Star

6. Zachary Robinson, Nampa

7. Samuel Sherman, Boise

8. Grace Shirley, Star

9. Adam Taylor, Rigby

10. Isaac White, Moscow

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

1. Lily Barr, Emmett

2. Christopher McKenzie, Boise

3. Adam Peitz, Boise

4. Pierce Murray, Meridian

5. Porter Pickett, Oakley

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