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Lawmakers Congratulate Students From Greenwich Heading To West Point

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GREENWICH, Conn. -- Students from Brookfield, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, and Westport, as well as students from other Connecticut towns and cities, have accepted offers of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

These students are as follows:

  • Shea Thomas Allen: Brookfield
  • Emma Jack Powless: Darien
  • Danna Gloria Funaro: Fairfield
  • Bryan Matthew Gerstenfeld: Fairfield
  • Robert Bertil Anderson: Greenwich
  • Valerie Marguerite Shaw: Greenwich
  • Paul Edward Corapi: New Canaan
  • Andrew Buckley Scott: New Canaan
  • Samantha Marie Stewart: New Canaan
  • Grace Elizabeth Blackwell: Redding
  • Leah Elizabeth Foodman: Redding
  • Madeline Margaret Burns: Ridgefield
  • Johnathan Louis Keating: Ridgefield
  • Jacob Eric Troelstra: Westport
  • Meaghan Michelle Carroll: Cheshire
  • Sean Dillon Coyle: Ansonia
  • Deanna Rachele Edgar: Norwich
  • Matthew David Evans: Enfield
  • Claudia Louise Hess: West Hartford
  • Liam Reilly Kane: New Britain
  • Justin Aminul Karim: South Windsor
  • Seth Benjamin Losure: Watertown
  • Elizabeth Marie Martin: Weatogue
  • Louis Alfredo Palombo: Mansfield
  • Aaron Nicholas Romero: East Hampton
  • Brian Timothy Savidge: South Windsor
  • William Quinton Jair Walter: Windsor
  • Rebecca Ann Weigel: Lisbon
  • John Hamilton Wilson: New Milford
  • Kyle Joseph Summa: Plantsvillle
  • John Gallop Ziomek: Ellington

Each year, members of Congress are able to nominate candidates for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York.

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (both D-Conn.), and U.S. Reps. John Larson (D-1st District), Joe Courtney (D-2nd District), Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd District), Jim Himes (D-4th District) and Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) released the names of the students.

“These impressive students are stepping forward to serve our country, fight for our freedom, and protect our democracy,” the delegation said in a joint statement. “Nominating these young leaders to attend one of our nation’s service academies is a great privilege, and we are proud to support Connecticut’s best and brightest students as they embark on this path. These are smart, tough, dedicated men and women who are volunteering to risk and commit all. We are grateful to them and their families for their service.”

Graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military and serve for a minimum of five years. The nominees were chosen by each Member’s Selection Committees, a nonpartisan board made up of service academy graduates and retired military personnel.

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