Tipton Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominees from 3rd District

Jan 24, 2014 Issues: Military and Veterans

Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced that 22 students from the 3rd Congressional District have earned his nomination to U.S. Service Academies. The students selected met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton’s office. Students that applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and complete an in-person interview before a panel in order to be considered.

“These students have worked incredibly hard to earn a nomination, and it’s a true honor to be able to recommend them to our nation’s distinguished service academies. Because of their academic and extracurricular achievements, outstanding moral character, and dedication to our country, I’m confident that each of them would make dependable, capable and successful officers should they be accepted into the academies,” said Tipton. “The 3rd District is blessed to have so many talented and well-rounded young people. I’m proud of all of the applicants for their willingness to serve, and for their impressive achievements thus far in life.”

 

AIR FORCE                                     HIGH SCHOOL / HOMETOWN

Aiden B. Gibbs, Steamboat Springs HS, Steamboat Springs

Zachary J. Drury, Pueblo West HS, Pueblo West

Jonathan T. Kelting, Pueblo West HS, Pueblo West

Kaitlyn J. Dinwiddie, Currently attending USAFA Prep School, went to Meeker HS, Meeker

Noah W. Dennison**, Fruita Monument HS, Grand Junction

Amelia C. Watson*, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction

Lars P. Knutson, Cedaredge HS, Cedaredge

Jonathan C. Rudolph,  Currently attending Military Prep School in California, went to Bayfield HS, Bayfield

Timothy D. Cranor*, Heart Cross Home School, Gunnison

Alexandre N. Basagoita*, Sargent HS, Monte Vista

WEST POINT

Madison E. Ruppel*, Steamboat Springs HS, Steamboat Springs

Rachel E. Jankelow,  Currently attending the Virginia Military Institute went to Pueblo West HS, Pueblo West

Samuel P. Nitka*, Pueblo County HS, Pueblo

Torrie N. Gerloff, Meeker HS, Meeker

Andrew R. Verratti*, Currently Enrolled at CU Boulder went to Vail Mountain School, Eagle

Noah W. Dennison**, Fruita Monument HS, Grand Junction

Alexandre N. Basagoita*, Sargent HS, Monte Vista

Daniel M. D’Aquila, Crested Butte Community School, Mt Crested Butte

Tristan R. Littlejohn,  Paonia HS, Paonia

ANNAPOLIS

Madison E. Ruppel*, Steamboat Springs HS, Steamboat Springs,

Jacob R. Mortensen, Sangre de Cristo HS, Center

Michael A. Kovac, Pueblo South HS, Pueblo

Samuel P. Nitka*,  Pueblo County HS, Pueblo

Andrew R. Verratti*, Currently Enrolled at CU Boulder went to Vail Mountain School, Eagle

Amelia C. Watson*, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction

Dante N. Pestello,  Redlands HS Sydney Australia, Fruita

Jacob R. Stanton, Fruita Monument, Fruita

Timothy D. Cranor*, Heart Cross Home School, Gunnison

Noah W. Dennison**, Fruita Monument HS, Grand Junction

MERCHANT MARINE

John C. Henderson, Meeker HS, Meeker

*Received nominations to two academies

** Received nominations to three academies

Students in the 3rd District who are considering applying to a U.S. Service Academy can find more information on the nomination process at: http://tipton.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations