Southern Colorado students nominated for service academies

Military Matters

COLORADO SPRINGS — Saturday during a ceremony held at the National Museum of WWII Aviation, Congressman Doug Lamborn announced the names of 66 students from Colorado’s Fifth Congressional District who received a Service Academy nomination.

The nominees were selected based on meeting or exceeding the rigorous requirements of the respective academy and Congressman Lamborn’s office out of 112 applications.

“It’s a tremendous honor, I’m very grateful that I’ve has this opportunity. Just growing up here in Colorado Springs right across the street from the Air Force Academy. It’s been a life long dream of mine to attend as a cadet, so this is just the next step forward. I’m really excited to be taking this extra step,” said Matthew “Jack” Carpenter, a nominee.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

“I am always inspired by those who serve in our Armed Forces and the families that support them. Nominating young people to serve as future leaders in the military is an important part of my job and one that I take seriously. Each of these nominees has demonstrated a remarkable level of talent and a deep commitment to patriotism. They are all uniquely qualified to serve as our future military leaders. Our service academies will develop these bright young men and women to become the next generation of defense leadership. I wish them all the very best as they answer the call to serve our great nation.

Congressman Lamborn’s Class of 2024 Academy Nominations for the Fifth Congressional District:

U.S. Military Academy (Army)

David Bellas, Jr.- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Jacqueline Bishop- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Abigail Estampador- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Abigail Fisher- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Gabriel Glen- Monument, Colorado 
Jonathan Iverson- Monument, Colorado 
Kai Kam- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Christian Matthews- Monument, Colorado 
Madeline Moen- Fountain, Colorado 
Joseph Padilla- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
David-Jude Palis- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Gustavo Sanchez, Jr.- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Alan Smethers- Buena Vista, Colorado 
Devon Smith- Fountain, Colorado 
David Torrence- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Creighton Werner- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
David Zydonis- Colorado Springs, Colorado 

U.S. Air Force Academy

Travis Ambrose- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Laudan Archuleta- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Matthew Carpenter, Jr.- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Amy Cinnamon- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Anthony Delgado- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Garrett Duling, Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Megan DuMond- Monument, Colorado 
Zane Hall- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Jared Holland- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Hunter Hughes- Peyton, Colorado 
Angelina LoCricchio- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
James Matchette- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrew McCann- Monument, Colorado 
Genevieve Pace- Peyton, Colorado 
Andrew Pixley- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Zachary Pribyl- Monument, Colorado 
Christian Seiber- Fairplay, Colorado  
Camryn Slade- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Sara Sorenson- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Shelby Wood, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

U.S. Naval Academy

Zachary Almadani- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Benjamin Bancroft- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Dean Boerrigter, Jr.- Peyton, Colorado 
Joseph Carochi- Canon City, Colorado 
Sydney Day- Monument, Colorado 
Jacob Granados- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joseph Hunter-Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Kyle Ketchell- Monument, Colorado 
Morgan Kreb- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Justin Lee- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Ricardo Limas- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Dylan Medina- Fairplay, Colorado 
Brendan Miller- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Lachlan Mulig- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Wesley Parker- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colby Pitts- Salida, Colorado
Katrina Robertson- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Jonathan Tidwell- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Cradler Volmar- Peyton, Colorado 
Sam Wahl- Monument, Colorado 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Layne Andersen- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Autumn Choate- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Andrew Cicere- Monument, Colorado 
Alyssa Klark- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Luke Louthan- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Adam Mortensen- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Amelia Niswonger- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Bradley Richard- Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Daniel Wilson- Colorado Springs, Colorado

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