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Katonah Youth Receives Appointment to West Point

Eleven Addition Youths from the Hudson Valley appointed to positions at U.S Service Academies


Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) yesterday announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States' Service Academies.

Every year, Rep. Maloney has the honor of nominating outstanding high school students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

“It’s a privilege to nominate outstanding students from New York to our revered Service Academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, right here in the Hudson Valley. These young people are inspiring, and have the smarts, the leadership, and the character to lead our armed forces in the next generation. They will make our country – and our communities – proud,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Service Academy students accepted include:

  • William Livingston from Katonah, NY will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Brett Darling from New Windsor, NY – attending the United States Military Academy
  • Caleb Johnson from New Windsor, NY – attending the United States Military Academy
  • Connor Leggett from Wallkill, NY – attending the United States Military Academy
  • Lydia Vigne from Wappingers Falls, NY – attending the United States Military Academy
  • James Young from Highland Falls, NY – attending the United States Military Academy
  • Miguel Connell from Chester, NY – attending the United States Air Force Academy
  • William Sonneleitner from Hopewell Junction, NY -– attending the United States Air Force Academy
  • Anthony Bruno from Chester, NY – attending the United States Naval Academy
  • Adam Lazina from Warwick, NY – attending the United States Naval Academy
  • Brandon O’Brien from Montgomery, NY – attending the United States Naval Academy
  • Romaine Robinson from Salisbury Mills, NY – attending the United States Naval Academy

The United States Military Academy at West Point is located in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

Students who wish to receive a nomination must go through a competitive application process and then be selected by an esteemed panel of local veterans and community leaders. The Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.

Rep. Maloney’s office will start accepting applications on August 17, 2020 for students interested in entering one of the Service Academies in the summer of 2021. More information for prospective U.S. Service Academy students can be found here: seanmaloney.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.

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