LA MIRADA - Rep. Linda Sanchez has appointed five students from her congressional district to U.S. service academies.This year's class of appointments is among the largest in district history, with students set to graduate in 2016. Aaryn Bouzos (La Mirada High School), Kevin Cabusora (Mayfair) and Jerry Peer (Gahr) were appointed to the Air Force Academy. Bouzos is currently attending the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School while Peer is at UC San Diego. Nicholas Musquiz, a student at La Mirada High, was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. Sanchez appointed Grant Escobar, a student at Whittier Christian High School, to West Point. "A service academy appointment requires tremendous achievement in both academic study and extracurricular activities," said Sanchez. "All of these students displayed remarkable dedication to earn some very impressive accomplishments. It is inspiring when such talented young people commit themselves to serving our country, and I am confident these students will make our communities and our country proud." A congressional nomination is required to receive an appointment from four U.S. service academies: the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy. These service academies, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, offer young men and women a free college education at a top-ranked university and train them to be commissioned officers in the armed forces. Students interested in applying to a service academy should call Sanchez' district office at (562) 860-5050. The application deadline for next year is Oct. 19.
********** Published: June 07, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 08