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Congressman McKeon Announces Service Academy Appointees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today announced that ten young people from the 25th Congressional District have been appointed to our nation's prestigious service academies and preparatory schools. 

The appointees will attend a special luncheon hosted by Rep. McKeon on Saturday, June 11, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Century Room of Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 West Valencia Blvd.

"I am proud of all our students who were admitted to our nation's service academies this year," said Rep. McKeon.  "These young men and women have spent years excelling in their studies and extracurricular activities to gain admission to these fine institutions.  Most admirably, they have demonstrated a love and commitment for our country which will lead them to rewarding careers as officers in the United States Military.  I congratulate all of the new admits, and wish them great success in their academic and career pursuits."

The following students from the 25th Congressional District have been offered appointments to the United States Service Academies:

United States Air Force Academy

Devon Stanko (Brussels American School - University of Colorado)

Matthew Madrid (Seton Home School)

United States Naval Academy

Sergio Dominguez, Jr. (Highland High School)

Matthew Forman (Hart High School)

United States Military Academy at West Point

Stephen Colter (Excelsior Education Center High School)

Steve Lee (Valencia High School)

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Mark Bulaclac (Silverado High School)

In addition, the following students have been offered appointments to the United States Service Academy Prep Schools:

United States Naval Academy Prep School

Ryan Marko (Saugus High School)

Blake Moore (Hart High School)

United States Military Academy Prep School

Katrina Kamel (Lancaster High School)

Each year, members of Congress submit nominations of students from their districts for admissions to one of the four service academies - the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Students entering the service academies receive formal military training, a bachelor's degree and an officer's commission in one of the four branches of the military.  The students receiving appointments will enter the academies this Fall.