Eight Borough Students Accepted to U.S. Service Academies
Eight students that reside in Queens have been accepted to the selective and prestigious United States service academies, according to U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), who nominated the young scholars to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.; and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn.
A ninth student has also been accepted to the Air Force Academy Prep School.
All will begin attending the institutions later this month after they graduate from borough high schools the Mary Louis Academy, Bayside High School, Francis Lewis High School, Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, and Archbishop Molloy High School. Three candidates are graduating from educational facilities outside Queens.
“It is an honor to congratulate these outstanding young men and women,” said Meng, who hosted a reception Monday afternoon for the students and their families at her Flushing office, and presented each student with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. “They are our next generation of leaders and I thank each of them for dedicating themselves to our country. They’ve made me proud and I know they’ll make our nation proud as well. I wish them all the best.”