Effingham Student Gets West Point Nomination

Effingham, IL / Effingham Radio

Cogressman John Shimkus has nominated 16 students in Illinois’ 15th district for military service academies. Students who apply must first get a nomination from their local congress member and then be accepted by the school itself.

Effingham student Grace Zeller, was nominated for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).

Pictured left to right above: Charles Goss of Sullivan (USAFA), Grace Zeller of Effingham (USMA), Shimkus, Gabriel Oetting of Charleston (USNA), and Christopher Henson of Flora (USNA).

Pictured left to right above: Charles Goss of Sullivan (USAFA), Grace Zeller of Effingham (USMA), Shimkus, Gabriel Oetting of Charleston (USNA), and Christopher Henson of Flora (USNA).

“The academies look at academics, leadership, and physical fitness in order to assure a young person is well-rounded and able to cope with the unique challenges of attending a military school,” Shimkus said. “As a West Point graduate, I am very proud of these young men and women for considering an academy for their college choice and am grateful for the honor of being able to nominate them.”

Four military academies require congressional nomination. They include The United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Navel Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. A full list of nominees from district 15 can be found below:

 

U.S. Air Force Academy

Drew Olivia Brittin, Centralia

Ryan Gordon D’Antonio, Saint Jacob

Patrik T. Elkins, Mahomet

Taylor Lawren Fritz, Arthur

Charles William Goss, Sullivan

Brett J. Korte, Highland

Aften Marie Richter, Highland

Seth Ryan Terwilliger, New Baden

Tori Kirsten Voyles, Aviston

U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

Drew Olivia Brittin, Centralia

Alena Sue Cowsert, Cypress

Tyler Jeffrey Higgins, Highland

Timothy James Jurgens, Golconda

Adam Christopher McElligott, Troy

Aften Marie Richter, Highland

Grace Elizabeth Zeller, Effingham

U.S. Naval Academy

Ryan Gordon D’Antonio, Saint Jacob

Patrik T. Elkins, Mahomet

Christopher John Henson, Flora

Tyler Jeffrey Higgins, Highland

Gabriel Oliver Oetting, Charleston

Aften Marie Richter, Highland

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