Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 106 high school students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. In total, 47 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young.

A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are chosen based on personal merit. Criteria considered include evidence of character, leadership, academic excellence, physical aptitude, and extracurricular activities.

“I had the privilege of recommending a talented group of Hoosiers for admission to the United States service academies this year,” said Senator Young. “These young men and women are highly qualified to serve our country and I’m very proud of their hard work. I wish them the best of luck in their application process.”

Senator Young’s service academy local nominees are:

United States Naval Academy – Jonathan Yang – Culver Academy

*Also nominated to the United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy – Richard Kang – Culver Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy – Enzo Costanza – Culver Academy.

Conner Kobold – Culver Academy and Oscar Stuart – Culver Academy

Article provided by Senator Young’s Office