Ten Weld County students were among 40 high school students from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District nominated by Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo, for appointment to the U.S. service academies.
“One of the great honors of my job is meeting the young men and women who want to serve our country,” Gardner said in a news release. “Their talents are many, their ambitions are strong, and their patriotism is unsurpassed. These students are our country’s leaders of tomorrow, and I know that our service academies will prepare them for many successes in the future. I applaud their hard work and dedication to service.”
The following students from Weld County schools (listed by name, high school, home town) received nominations to one or more of the U.S. service academies:
United States Air Force Academy
Grace Lahrs, Frederick High School, Firestone; and
Thaddeus (Tad) Strohauer, University Schools, LaSalle.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Dalton Anderson, home schooled, Firestone
United States Naval Academy
Colton Johnson, Windsor High School, Greeley; Madison Lightfoot, University Schools, Greeley; Justus Martin, Northridge High School, Eaton; Zachary Peck, Windsor High School, Windsor;
Stephen Mark Roberts, Logos International School, Mead; Nathaniel Ruble, home schooled, Erie; and Mason Sedlacek, Greeley West High School, Greeley