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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

12 Local Students Head to U.S. Military Academies

July 12, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Trott’s nominees to attend West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard Academies

TROY – U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) issued the following statement after congratulating twelve local students he nominated to attend one of our nation’s service academies:

“These students are some of our community’s best and brightest. Acceptance into these academies is a testament to their academic prowess, excellent leadership skills, and strong community involvement. As they enter a new and exciting chapter of their lives, I wish each and every one of them the best and thank them for stepping up to defend our great nation.” 

Each year, Rep. Trott nominates local students to our nation’s service academies. This year, twelve students received his Congressional nomination, were admitted into the academy of their choice, and accepted their appointments. Learn more about the nomination process here.

Rep. Trott is now accepting applications for next year’s nomination process. Interested students may complete the 2017 Nomination Application Packet.

Students listed by chosen service academy as follows:

Army (West Point)

Dylan Moser of White Lake, Walled Lake Northern High School

Nathan Schubring of Plymouth, Salem High School

Mirriam Tolston of Commerce, Walled Lake Central High School

Navy (Annapolis)

Abigail Bernard of Birmingham, Ernest W. Seaholm High School

Benjamin Cracraft of Northville, Northville High School

Jaclyn Pabalan of Troy, Troy High School

Erik Purdil of Northville, Schoolcraft College

Daniel Vela of Novi, Detroit Catholic Central High School

Air Force (Colorado Springs)

Farzad Baghaie of Northville, Detroit Catholic Central High School

Catherine Cavanaugh of Milford, South Lyon High School

William Ulrich of Birmingham, St. Francis Preparatory High School

Coast Guard (New London)

Kristin Kelly of Novi, Ladywood High School