Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Mar 15, 2017
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today announced his U.S. Service Academy nominations.

“America’s military readiness has always depended on new generations of young people who graduate from our service academies and rise to assume positions of leadership and responsibility,” Nolan said. “One of my great honors and privileges as Congressman is to nominate the best of the best from Minnesota’s 8th District.”

Nolan’s U.S. Service Academy nominations for 2017:
Kevin Harris, Hermantown: Navy

Caroline Homer, Ely: West Point (Army)

Keller Conrow, Two Harbors: Navy & West Point (Army)

Thomas Mayerchak, Princeton: Navy, Air Force & West Point (Army)

Austin Cavallin, Pine City: Air Force

Morgan Fuenffinger, Hibbing: Merchant Marines

Paul Bastianelli, Two Harbors: Air Force

Josh Heiman, Ely: West Point (Army)

U.S. Service Academy graduates receive a first-rate undergraduate education, equivalent to that provided by the nation's best universities, and spend a minimum of 5 years serving their country on active duty as a military officer. The full, four-year scholarship is valued at more than $350,000, which includes tuition, room and board, medical and dental care and a monthly salary.

The nomination process begins on April 1st for high school juniors who will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated. The deadline for submitting a 2018 nomination packet to us is November 1st of 2017. If you are interested, visit