Rep. Zeldin Announces Nominations of Local Applicants to U.S. Service Academies

January 27, 2020, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced 35 local applicants from across New York’s First Congressional District as his nominations to the United States Service Academies.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Over the past year, Congressman Zeldin has worked closely with his staff and Service Academy Review Committee to narrow down the candidates based on specific criteria, including academic achievement, leadership potential, demonstration of character, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Congratulations to this year’s 35 NY-1 nominees to our nation’s service academies. 

Each and every one of them has exhibited superior academic achievement, leadership and unwavering character, and their decision to serve our nation by attending one of our nation’s service academies make Long Island and our country so proud.

It is my honor to nominate these fine young men and women.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

U.S. Military Academy (USMA)
West Point, NY 

Christina Yakaboski of Calverton
Anna Raicovi of Rocky Point
Hannah Collett of Kings Park
Peter Fritscher of Saint James
John Joshua of South Setauket
Thomas Killeen of Nesconset
Zachary Lam of East Setauket
David Shillo of Fishers Island
Benjamin Carrier of Shoreham
Trevor Corsello of Selden

U.S. Naval Academy (USNA)
Annapolis, MD 

Ethan Aube of Riverhead
Kellia Daniel of Calverton
Robert DeWitt of Moriches
Dylan Flaxman of Holbrook
Connor Heslin of Hauppauge
Denis Lane of Shoreham
Nicholas Martens of Smithtown
Jack Thornton of Stony Brook
Maximus Tiska of Bridgehampton
Amanda Zanetti Sound Beach

U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA)
Colorado Springs, CO 

Theodore Accardi of Rocky Point
William Cutinella of Wading River
Timothy Petritsch of Stony Brook
Mark Hofilena of Farmingville
Brooke Hughes of Holtsville
Liam Rego of Southampton
Emma Redmond of Smithtown
Christopher Bardak of Wading River

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
Kings Point, NY 

Parker West of Southampton
Eric Johansson of Smithtown
Timothy Montick of Bellport
Cameron Squicciarini of Manorville
Emily Arpino of East Quogue
Steven Ivans of Medford
Grace Magee of Smithtown

It is an honor to represent you in the House, and I always enjoy hearing your thoughts on issues before Congress and how they affect our community on Long Island. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to my office at (631) 289-1097. To receive email updates on important issues, please subscribe to my e-newsletter at Zeldin.House.Gov.

Best Regards,

Lee Zeldin
Member of Congress

January 27, 2020

On behalf of our students, staff, and community, we would like to congratulate David for being named a New York District-1 Congressional Nominee for the U.S Military Academy. We are all so proud of David for this honor and for all of the work and dedication that it took to get here. His academic achievement, leadership, and character will continue to serve as an example for our entire school community. We also wish to thank Congressman Zeldin for his recognition of David and his continuous support of our students.

Congrats to David and his family!

Christian Arsenault Superintendent/Principal

Fishers Island School

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