DelBene announces military academy appointments from First District

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 5:14pm
  • Life

Joshua Budig, a student at Cedarcrest High School, is one of nine students to be nominated by 1st District Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, to a U.S. military academy.

Budig will enter the U.S. Air Force Academy following his graduation from Cedarcrest this year.

Every year, DelBene nominates a limited number of students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. The honor of attending a military service academy comes with a commitment to service for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

In addition to Budig, who will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, DelBene nominted the following military bound students from her district:

United States Air Force Academy – Mai Le, Ferndale High School, Ferndale; Anthony Mikhail, Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett;

United States Naval Academy – Peter Faber, Academy Northwest, Snohomish; Alfonso Dermendziev, Blaine High School, Blaine;

United States West Point Military Academy – Cameron Hudson, Woodinville High School, Redmond; Macallister Heric, homeschooled, Bothell; Foster Frame, Sultan High School, Sultan;

United States Merchant Marine Academy – Colin Baker, Bellevue High School, Clyde Hill.

“Being accepted to serve in a military academy is a major accomplishment, and I’m glad to see nine First District students receive such a highly competitive honor,” DelBene said. “I have no doubt they will represent the First District with dignity and grace while joining the ranks of our country’s next generation of military leaders.”

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