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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced nominations for 14 students from Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District to join the Classes of 2022 at the United States Service Academies.

“It is an honor to nominate these exceptional students to attend our nation’s service academies and become future leaders in the military,” said Rep. Pocan. “All of the nominees are bright and dedicated students who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement and a strong commitment to serving our country. They will certainly become successful leaders, representing Wisconsin and our nation with virtue.”

On January 6, the students and their families were recognized at an award ceremony and reception at the Alicia Ashman Library in Madison and received an award from Rep. Pocan.

Rep. Pocan assembled a board of volunteers comprised of community leaders as well as active and retired service members from south central Wisconsin to assist with the evaluation of the applicants from the 2nd Congressional District. After the completion of the application process, the nomination board recommended the students, who were then nominated by Rep. Pocan.

Rep. Pocan is recommending the following students to the service academies’ classes of 2022. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.

United States Air Force Academy

Julia Ballweg – Prairie du Sac, Sauk Prairie High School

Jack Cronin – Beloit, Beloit Memorial High School

Cole Myers – Belleville, Belleville High School

United States Military Academy

Benjamin Kelley – Cottage Grove, St. John’s NW Military Academy

Paul Luebke – Madison, Shattuck St. Mary’s Boarding School

Jack Rader – Middleton, Middleton High School

United States Naval Academy

Casimir Buske – Madison, Madison East High School

Hunter Dunn – Madison, Edgewood High School

Zachary Hurst – Fitchburg, Verona Area High School

Mitchell Jorgensen – Madison, Madison West High School

Kendra Lee – Hollandale, Edgewood High School

Abigail Louis – Stoughton, University of Maryland

Robertson Powers – Middleton, Middleton High School

*Alexander Wowk – Verona, Madison Memorial High School

*Has been accepted to Service Academy

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