Jon Tester

12/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2019 14:15

Tester Nominates Butte-Area Students to Military Service Academies

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is nominating two students from the Butte 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 Butte-area 2020 military academy nominations:

Robinson Dale - U.S. Military Academy & U.S. Air Force Academy. Robinson is a member of the National Honor Society, captain of his club soccer team, and class president. He also participates in his high school robotics program, and Business Professionals of America. He attends Twin Bridges High School.

Christian Sherman - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy & U.S. Air Force Academy. Christian is a musician as well as a varsity athlete in both soccer and wrestling. He is also part of the Civil Air Patrol and the Western Aerospace Scholars program, in addition to being a member of the National Honor Society. He attends Butte High School.