Golden Announces Nominees for U.S. Service Academies

December 10, 2020
Press Release
Congressman recommends 13 talented young Mainers for West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy

LEWISTON — Today, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced his office’s nominees to the United States Service Academies—the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress.

“This group represents some of Maine’s most talented, skilled and accomplished students. They have all demonstrated exceptional leadership, high academic standards, and a selfless ambition to help others,” said Golden. “Whatever happens from here, they should all be proud of themselves. We are lucky that they have chosen to offer their talents in service to the country, and it’s an honor to nominate them.”

The nominees were interviewed by a panel of four on their academic record, leadership ability, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated commitment to serving their country.

The full list of nominations is below. Contact information is available upon request. 

United States Naval Academy – Annapolis

Sawyer Carson, Belfast, Belfast Area High School

Anna Drinkert, Orono, Orono High School

Hope Duffy, Brownfield, Fryeburg Academy

Rylee Eaton, Little Deer Isle, Deer Isle-Stonington High School

Emelyn Hatch, Pittsfield, Maine Central Institute

Isaac Worcester, Belgrade, Messalonskee High School

United States Military Academy – West Point

Bryan Frost, Newburgh, Hampden Academy

Isaiah Bowmaster, Turner, Foundation Faith Academy

Garrett Engstrom, Alton, Old Town High School

United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs

Paxton Dionne, Bangor, Bangor High School

Garrett Engstrom, Alton, Old Town High School

Andrew Pappianne, Deer Isle, Deer Isle-Stonington High School

Harrison Hartnett, Oxford, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School