Jon Tester

12/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2019 16:05

Tester Nominates Great Falls Area Students to Military Service Academies

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is nominating four students from the Great Falls area to the nation's most prestigious U.S. military service academies.

Tester selected the total of 34 Montana nominees to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy based on their academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and commitment to serving and leading in the United States military. A nomination from a member of Congress is the first step in students' applications to the four schools.

'I'm proud to nominate Montana's best and brightest students to our nation's most prestigious military academies each year,' Tester said. 'These young men and women have earned this honor through their hard work in and out of the classroom, and I'm looking forward to watching them become the next generation of leaders to serve our state and this country.'

Montana students interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future can request a nomination from Tester HERE.

Senator Jon Tester's Great Falls-area 2020 military academy nominations:

Jacob Boetticher - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Jacob is involved in varsity football, basketball, and track. He is also a member of both high school and community theatre, where he participates in choir and band. He attends Power High School.

Kian Lynde - U.S. Naval Academy. Kian is a member of the varsity hockey and lacrosse teams and a volunteer for the Lions Park Fun Fest and 2019 Suicide Prevention Walk. He attends Charles M. Russell High School.

Cameron Pleninger - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Cameron is a member of the varsity wresting, cross country, and track teams. He was accepted into the 2019 United States Coast Guard Academy's AIM Program. He attends Havre High School.

Alexis Tri - U.S. Air Force Academy. Alexis plays varsity soccer, lacrosse, basketball, track and field. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and an elementary school volunteer for children of military servicemembers.