Moolenaar Nominates Michigan Students to Military Academies

January 26, 2021
Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar announced the high school students he has nominated for admission to three of the nation’s military academies.

“On behalf of the Fourth District, I am proud to nominate these talented students who want to continue their education and serve their country by attending a military academy,” said Moolenaar. “Those who were nominated are exemplary leaders and excellent students who, if admitted, will follow in the footsteps of many leaders of our country. I am confident that they will represent Michigan well both in the classroom and through military service.”

Students who wish to be appointed to a service academy must be nominated by their U.S. Representative, their U.S. Senator, or the Vice President. The students who applied to be nominated by Congressman Moolenaar participated in a highly competitive application process and the nominated students must now wait for acceptance from the academy to which they applied.

The following students from Michigan’s Fourth District have been nominated to a military academy:

Chesni Birgy, Cadillac High School, Air Force
Jack Erickson, H.H. Dow High School, Air Force
Brandon Fandell, Alma High School, Army, Navy, and Air Force
Axel Fisher, Midland High School, Navy
Silas Krajniak, Owosso High School, Navy
Meghan McPherson, Durand High School, Army
Sean Patti, Houghton Lake High School, Army and Navy
Camron Renne, Montabella High School, Navy
Stephanie Stone, Frankenmuth High School, Air Force
Emily Telgenhoff, H.H. Dow High School, Army             
Grant Uyl, DeWitt High School, Air Force and Navy
Christopher Varhola, H.H. Dow High School, Army   
William Wert, Alma High School, Navy
Nathan Witt, H.H. Dow High School, Air Force and Navy       
Jerry Yelinek, Naval Academy Primary School, Navy