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Shea-Porter nominates Bedford students for U.S. Service Academies

Friday, January 17, 2014

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., has nominated 19 New Hampshire students for admission to the United States Service Academies.

The Service Academies – the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy and the Naval Academy – are among the most selective educational institutions in the United States. To be accepted, students must first apply to be nominated by their U.S. representative or senator. The process includes a written application and an interview with the Nominations Board, composed of academy alumni. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, Conn.) does not require nominations.

“These students are some of the best and brightest in New Hampshire,” Shea-Porter said. “New Hampshire is very proud of their dedication and commitment to serving our country.”

Bedford students nominated by Congresswoman Shea-Porter are:

United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.): Daniel Colella (Bedford High School) and Matthew Poremba (Tufts University).

United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.): David Ahnen (College of Charleston).

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.): Andrew Bell (George Washington University), Connor Russell (Bedford High School), Daniel Colella (Bedford High School) and Natalie Giraldi (Bedford High School).

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