Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester announced Jan. 22 she nominated 23 Delaware students for admission to U.S. Service Academies for the class of 2022.

Members of the U.S. Congress are charged with nominating top candidates for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Nominees must now be accepted by the academies to gain admittance.

Blunt Rochester selected the 23 students for 36 nominations through the counsel of a selection panel that was comprised of community members, including active duty and retired servicemembers.

Blunt Rochester’s nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are Alex Angell, of Selbyville, Sussex Tech High School; Elise Buonopane, of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Avery Chambers, of Bear, Caravel Academy; Madison Cook, of Camden, Caesar Rodney High School; Markus Cook, of Bear, Delaware Military Academy; Grace Lombardi, of Bear, Mount Sophia Academy; Aidan O’Connor, of Wyoming, Caesar Rodney High School; Victoria Szabo-Block, of Greenwood, Woodbridge High School; and Andrew Zimmerman, of Magnolia, Caesar Rodney High School.

Blunt Rochester’s nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are Kathryn Certesio, of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Grace Lombardi, of Bear, Mount Sophia Academy; Mary McCann, of Hockessin, Charter School of Wilmington; Dylan Norman, of Seaford, Seaford High School; Aidan O’Connor, of Wyoming, Caesar Rodney High School; Cooper Pampuch, of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Adam Reynolds, of Wilmington, Tower Hill School; Victoria Szabo-Block, of Greenwood, Woodbridge High School; Patrick Whittam, of Lewes, Cape Henlopen High School; and Jack Windham, of Dover, Saint Thomas More Academy.

Blunt Rochester’s nominations to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point are Alex Angell, of Selbyville, Sussex Tech High School; Elise Buonopane, of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Rachel Carlton, of Newark, Caravel Academy; Madison Cook, of Camden, Caesar Rodney High School; Markus Cook, of Bear, Delaware Military Academy; Michael Devine, of Wilmington, Archmere Academy; Jacob Wandless, of Magnolia, Polytech High School; and Jack Windham, of Dover, Saint Thomas More Academy.

Blunt Rochester’s nominations to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point are Alex Angell, of Selbyville, Sussex Technical High School; Kevin Bryan, of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy; Kathryn Certesio, of Newark, Delaware Military Academy; Markus Cook, of Bear, Delaware Military Academy; Helen Davis, of Dagsboro, Indian River High School; Michael Devine, of Wilmington, Archmere Academy; Isaac O'Neal, of Laurel, Delmaar High School; Christopher Trentham, of Middletown, Delaware Military Academy; and Jacob Wandless, of Magnolia, Polytech High School.