U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) has announced his nomination of 17 Northeastern Pennsylvania students as candidates to the United States Service academies.
One nominee is Aden Dierksen of Milford, a student at Delaware Valley High School. He has been nominated to the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Naval Academy.
The academies require a congressional nomination to be considered for admission.
“These students are among Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best and brightest,” Cartwright said in the press release announcing the 17 nominations. “Talented, driven and intelligent, they also possess a strong desire to serve their country.
“These young people are the next generation of American leaders,” the congressman added, “and they give me every reason to believe that our future is in very good hands.”
To receive a nomination, students completed a rigorous application process, including in-person interviews with members of Cartwright’s Military Academy Board consisting of Northeastern Pennsylvania veterans and community leaders. Throughout the application process, students must demonstrate their commitment to community service, their desire to serve in the United States Military and their academic and athletic prowess.
Young adults between the ages of 17 and 22 are eligible to apply. Anyone seeking to further their education and serve as an officer in the Armed Forces is encouraged to review the application on Cartwright’s website and contact his Scranton District Office at 570-341-1050 for more information.
Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District includes Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike counties and portions of Luzerne and Monroe counties.