U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Representative John Carney (all D-Del), recently congratulated students accepted into U.S. Service Academies during a reception in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Representative John Carney (all D-Del), recently congratulated students accepted into U.S. Service Academies during a reception in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Each year, students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Military Academy apply for a nomination through members of the United States Congress.

Service academy appointees for the Class of 2017:

Air Force Academy:

Bowman Benge – Wilmington Friends

Asher Bovankovich – Delaware Military Academy

Nate Buxton – Charter School of Wilmington

Darnell Jones – Polytech High School

Naval Academy:

Adrian Chinnery – Naval Academy Preparatory School (previously attended John Dickinson High School)

Jack Partlow – Caravel Academy

Jarred Reid-Dixon – Naval Academy Preparatory School (previously attended Caesar Rodney High School)

Jessica Ringer – Caesar Rodney High School

Haley Wahrhaftig – Appoquinimink High School

West Point:

Madelyn "Maddie" Crimmins – Valley Forge Military Academy (previously attended Sussex Technical High School)

Jake Mocci – Cape Henlopen High School

Bryan Panaccione – St. Mark's High School

Anne Reidinger – St. Mark's High School

Dylan Varrato – Sussex Technical High School

Merchant Marine Academy:

Kees Elling – Indian River High School

Donald Wiegner – Delaware Military Academy

Joe Yawn – Sussex Tech High School