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Schock Announces 2014 Service Academy Nominations

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Washington, Feb 16, 2014 | comments

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced today that he has nominated the following students to a military academy for the class entering the fall of 2014.

Schock nominated these students for attendance at military service academies after a highly competitive application and interview process. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academy. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and most are a commissioned officer in the branch of the military they have chosen.

“Our service academies provide a top rate education and opportunities for students to grow and become leaders.  It is an honor to nominate these fine young men and women from Central Illinois to attend in the fall of 2014, and I am sure they will be a credit to their class,” said Congressman Aaron Schock, who added “I congratulate these young patriotic Americans, and wish them the best for their future pursuits and in their service to our great nation.”


United States Merchant Marine Academy:

Schuyler Bucher 
Easton – Dunlap High School
Father: Don Howe
Mother: Trella Howe

Isaiah Stedwill
Dunlap – Peoria Notre Dame High School
Father: Jeffery Stedwill
Mother: Julian Stedwill

Andrew Dryden
Morton – Morton High School
Father: James Dryden
Mother: Angela Dryden

United States Military Academy at West Point:

Nicholas Lake
Springfield – Springfield East High School
Father: John Lake
Mother: Anna Lake

Jack Lucie 
Basco – Warsaw High School
Father: Steve Lucie
Mother: Jennifer Lucie

Tyler Lanterman
Springfield – Sacred Heart-Griffin
Father: Dan Lanterman
Mother: Laura Cadagin

Tyler Paget
Morton – Morton High School
Father: Roy Paget
Mother: Kim Paget

Jake Vahlkamp
Quincy – Quincy Notre Dame High School
Father: Bernie Vahlkamp
Mother: Mary Pat Vahlkamp

Nicholas Zalduendo
Peoria Heights – Culver Military Academy
Father: Anthony Zalduendo
Mother: Mari Ann

Andrew Arenz
Auburn – Auburn High School
Father: Robert Arenz
Mother: Jill Arenz

Zachary Creech
Petersburg – PORTA High School
Father: Brian Creech
Mother: Stephanie Willis-Creech

United States Air Force Academy:

James Eason
Chatham – New Berlin High School
Father: Jeff Eason
Mother: Julie Eason

Nathaniel Cummings
Metamora – Peoria Notre Dame
Father: John Cummings
Mother: Anita Cummings

Brian Gerike
Normal – Normal West High School
Father: Thomas Gerike
Mother: Angela Gerike

Bjorn Johnson
Chenoa – Prairie Central High School
Father: Brett Johnson
Mother: Sara Johnson

Austin Krusz
Lincoln – Lincoln Community High School
Father: Chris Krusz
Mother: Marianne Krusz

John Rego
Metamora – Metamora Township High School
Father: Francisco Rego
Mother: Jana Rego-Heins

Theodore Lingle
Lexington – Lexington High School
Father: David Lingle
Mother: Regina Lingle

United States Naval Academy:

Connor White
Williamsville – Williamsville High School
Father: Todd White
Mother: Lisa White
Step-Father: Mike Garrett

Zachary Schaidle
Eureka – Eureka High School
Father: John Schaidle
Mother: Barbara Schaidle

Theodore Luker
Springfield – Sacred Heart-Griffin
Father: John Luker
Mother: Kristin Luker

Bradley Miller
Lincoln – Lincoln Community High School
Father: Randy Miller
Mother: Peggy Miller

Seth Gillen
Chillicothe – Illinois Valley Central High School
Mother: Olivia Wertz-Gillen

Daniel Harrold
Heyworth – Heyworth High School
Father: Frank Harrold
Step-Mother: Rebecca Bigger-Thomas

Emily Kim
Peoria – Dunlap High School
Father: Sung Kim
Mother: Mee Kim


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