Sen. Grassley Nominates 32 Iowa Students to U.S. Service Academies
United States Military Academy West Point. Photo by westpoint.edu
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley nominated 32 Iowa students to be considered for appointments to the U.S. service academies.
Each year, congressional member have the opportunity to nominate current and future high school graduates for a select few service academy placements. The U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy all select at least one qualified student from Grassley’s nominations. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy makes selections in proportion to states’ representation in Congress.
Grassley encourages Iowa students to consider applying to more than one service academy due to the highly competitive nature of admissions. Iowa members serving in the U.S. House of Representatives make nominations in addition to both of Iowa’s U.S. senators. Students may receive more than one nomination.
Students interested in academy appointments should begin the application process in the spring of their junior year of high school. Early application is encouraged. The academies select students based on the number of vacancies available for the next school year.
Traditionally, the high quality of Iowa nominees results in several Iowa students being offered admission to attend each of the service academies. These students then choose whether to attend the academy. More information about service academy nominations can be found HERE.
Grassley’s nominees for the 2023 – 2024 school year are as follows:
United States Air Force Academy
Pierce Johnson – Oakland
Kaiden Krajicek – Denison
Zachary Pisney –  Cedar Rapids
Levi Russo – Ogden
William Schulz – Burlington
Caleb Shenouda – Urbandale
Sawyer Slezak –  Cedar Rapids
Clara Tiegland – Council Bluffs
Kellen Vlahoulis – Sioux City
Carson Wirtz – Cedar Falls
United States Naval Academy
Weston Brown – Des Moines
Lawson Hasley – Mount Vernon
Brooke Magistrelli – Bettendorf
Nathaniel Miller – Marengo
Mary Rolfstad – Davenport
Morgan Svec – Cumming
Alaina Walby – West Des Moines
Kaden Woody – Grimes
Hallie Yates – West Des Moines
Bhargav Yellepeddi – Urbandale
United States Military Academy at West Point
Anthony Colburn – Ames
Shay Doyle – Waverly
Nathan Hyman – Huxley
Henry Mussig – Gladbrook
Ryan Ott – Iowa City
Lauren Otte – Fort Madison
Connor Poland – Monroe
Kyle Squires – Killduff
Jack Tierney – Iowa City
Seth Williams – Cedar Rapids
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Zatyk Holub – Mount Vernon
Alaina Walby – West Des Moines

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