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McCollum Statement Recognizing U.S. Service Academy Nominees

June 16, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement in recognition of 12 Fourth District residents accepting appointments to U.S. Service Academies, after being nominated by the Congresswoman:

“I am so inspired by what these students have already achieved here at home, and thankful that each has stood up to answer the call to service by entering a U.S. Service Academy,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Especially during these turbulent times, I value their dedication and am proud to support their ongoing commitment to serve our nation.”

Each nominee received and accepted an appointment to attend their respective U.S. Service Academy:

  • Grant Evald Auleciems (Stillwater Area High School) – U.S. Military Academy
  • Daniella Grace Baldwin (Hill-Murray School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • Gabriella Faith Baldwin (Hill-Murray School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • Monte Ali Collins (White Bear Lake Area High School) – U.S. Military Academy
  • William Alex Domler (Cretin-Derham Hall) – U.S. Military Academy
  • Brennan Robert Featherstone (East Ridge High School) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Emma Elizabeth Finch (Mounds Park Academy) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Caroline May Harding (Highland Park High School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • Rachael Ellen McCleery (Mahtomedi High School) – U.S. Military Academy
  • PO3 Xoua Thao, U.S. Navy (Washington Technology Magnet School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • PFC Tristan Grant Weaver, Minnesota Army National Guard (Tartan High School) – U.S. Military Academy
  • Lue Yang (Johnson Senior High School) – U.S. Naval Academy

View digital profiles of each appointee here.

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