High School Seniors Receive Military Academy Nominations

Written by on February 20, 2020

High School Seniors Receive Military Academy Nominations

By Stephen Jiwanmall

February 20, 2020

Photo | Stephen Jiwanmall / WLVR

Bethlehem, PA- Lehigh Valley students vying for admission to a military service academy got a boost from Congresswoman Susan Wild on Tuesday night

WLVR’s Stephen Jiwanmall reports that Wild nominated 25 high school seniors this year. 

Congresswoman Wild hosted a reception at Bethlehem’s Fowler Center, recognizing 19 young men and 6 young women.

They’ve applied to West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.

In addition to strong test scores and rigorous physical training, they interviewed with an advisory board to get the nomination.

Wild said she’s proud of each nominee at a time when politics are dividing the country.

“It gives me hope for the future to see that they still want to stand up, represent this country and do something good for their fellow Americans. It really is just incredibly inspiring,” says Wild.

Some of the applicants have heard back from the academies, while others are still waiting.

Watch Stephen’s full PBS39 News Tonight Report.


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