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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., nominated 14 Wyoming residents for the United States service academies for 2020. Enzi’s announcement includes nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy.  

“It is an honor to nominate these impressive Wyoming students who are driven with integrity and character,” Enzi said. “Young people from Wyoming demonstrate their patriotism and willingness to serve their country by applying to our service academies every year. In addition to a quality education, the service academies will open doors and provide a unique set of skills that graduates will carry with them throughout their lives.”

Nominees are chosen with the aid of an academy selection committee put together by Enzi. Receiving a nomination is the first step in the process of seeking an appointment to an academy. Once the nomination process is complete, each academy will make a final selection.

Enzi’s nominees include:

Air Force Academy

Luke Anderson (Wheatland)      

Lauren Blackwelder (Casper)

Easton Countryman (Kemmerer)

Ryan Hines (Gillette)

Keenan Manlove (Cheyenne)

Brixen Mathis (Rock Springs)

Colter Meena (Cheyenne)

Kevin Parish (Torrington)

Dillon Romero (Cody)

Military Academy at West Point       

Zachary Cudney (Hillsdale)

Ryan Hines (Gillette)

Ben Phocas (Wilson)

Naval Academy

Luke Anderson (Wheatland)

Zachary Cudney (Hillsdale)

Malia Hart (Casper)

Ryan Hines (Gillette)

Keenan Manlove (Cheyenne)

Brixen Mathis (Rock Springs)

Colter Meena (Cheyenne)

Reese Romero (Cody)

Thomas Talley (Gillette)

Merchant Marine Academy

Thomas Talley (Gillette)