"We are so proud of the work they have done and we extend our deepest and most sincere gratitude for their commitment to serve our country," Bishop said at an event recognizing eight local academy appointees on Monday.
BRIGHTON, Mich. – On Monday evening, Congressman Mike Bishop recognized eight local high school seniors who were nominated through his office and accepted appointments to attend the nation’s service academies this summer. Seven of the eight students, their families and members of the Eighth District nominating board attended the event.
“Michigan’s Eighth District is sending an outstanding group of students to our nation’s service academies this summer,” said Rep. Bishop. “Our nominees have embraced the qualities of leadership and determination to excel both in and out of the classroom, and it shows in their ability to take on this new challenge. We are so proud of the work they have done and we extend our deepest and most sincere gratitude for their commitment to serve our country.”
Standing, left to right: Col. John Listermann (USMA Alumni), Chuck Sargent (USMA Alumni), U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, Maxwell Harper (Rochester Hills), Shreyans Munot (Rochester Hills), Jessica Reimchen (Lake Orion), Deane Harimoto (USAFA Alumni). Kneeling, left to right: Sean Wikinson (Williamston), Byron Gallagher (East Lansing), Nicholas Novak (Oxford), Olivia Bennett (Clarkston). Not pictured: Peter Veltigian (Oxford).
The full list of students who were nominated by Congressman Bishop and accepted their appointments includes:
United States Air Force Academy
Maxwell Harper from Rochester Hills, Mich. – Rochester High School
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Sean Wikinson from Williamston, Mich. – homeschooled
United States Military Academy at West Point
Olivia Bennett from Clarkston, Mich. – Flint Powers High School
Shreyans Munot from Rochester Hills, Mich. – Rochester High School
Jessica Reimchen from Lake Orion, Mich. – International Academy
United States Naval Academy
Byron Gallagher from East Lansing, Mich. – Lansing Catholic High School
Nicholas Novak from Oxford, Mich. – Lake Orion High School
Peter Veltigian from Oxford, Mich. – Oxford High School (unable to attend event)
Members of the local nominating board were also in attendance:
Dr. Deane Harimoto, Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy
Col. John Listermann, Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Chuck Sargent, Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point