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Mason and Mikoud among Maine nominees to U.S. service academies

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Angus King, I-Maine and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine have announced their nominees to the U.S. military academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress.

Beaver Cove resident Anthony Mason, who is a senior at Greenville High School, was nominated by Maine’s senators to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Emily Mikoud of Dover-Foxcroft, who graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 2017, is a nominee for the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Mason’s 14 other U.S. Naval Academy nominees are Tristan Cosby of Houlton High School; Eric Heiman Thornton Academy of Saco; Robert Hetherman from the Hyde School in Bath; Dana Hirschhorn from the Waynflete School in Portland; Alexander Howell Islesboro Central High School; Maria Maxsimic Brewer High School; Emily Mousseau Lewiston High School; Dylan Richmond Hebron Academy; Sean Scanlon Cheverus High School in Portland; Anna Sewall Schenck High School in East Millinocket; James Waaler Yarmouth High School; John Wallace Mount Ararat High School in Topsham; Connor Winn Thornton Academy; and Kevin Wrigley Wells High School.

Joining Mikoud in being nominated to the U.S. Military Academy are 13 other students, Samuel Colesworthy Greely High School in Cumberland; Tristan Cosby Houlton High School; Jack Freeman Oceanside High School in Rockland; Elizabeth Garver Mount Ararat High School; Alexander Inman Bangor High School; Brendan Killarney John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor; Payje Leclerc Old Orchard Beach High School; Michael Lunny Sanford High School; Maxsimic; Asa Muthig Berwick Academy; Eric Quirk Scarborough High School; Aiden Roberts Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.; and Sierra Weston Lawrence High School in Fairfield.

“We are proud to have the honor to nominate such an impressive group of Maine students to our nation’s distinguished service academies,” said U.S. Sens. Collins and King.“The young people we have nominated have earned this honor through a commitment to strong scholarship, leadership and character.”

“These dedicated and hardworking young Mainers have demonstrated their incredible talent, commitment to duty and academic excellence,” said U.S. Rep. Poliquin. “I’m extremely proud and excited to nominate these extraordinary young adults for consideration for admission to one of our nation’s great military service academies. Congratulations on your success so far, and keep up the great work on your grand journeys ahead!”

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