Lowey Nominates 7 Rockland County Students for Admission to Nation’s Service Academies

image006Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) has nominated 27 Westchester and Rockland County high school students and recent graduates for admission to the nation’s Service Academies: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Seven of those nominations are from Rockland County.

“It is a privilege to nominate such promising young adults from Westchester and Rockland Counties to our nation’s Service Academies,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “I wish these fine young men and women the best of luck as they answer the call to serve our country.”

SARB nominees – for e-news

Congresswoman Lowey made the nominations in January in consultation with her Service Academy Review Board, which is comprised of veterans, educators, and community leaders from Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Airmont: Michelle Severs, Suffern High School, United States Air Force Academy.

New City: Kristina Noto, Clarkstown High School South, United States Naval Academy.

Pomona: Jackie Parker, Albertus Magnus, United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Air Force Academy.

Spring Valley: Brandon Hernandez, Paramus Catholic High School, United States Military Academy at West Point.

Valley Cottage: Tiana Poindexter, Nyack High School, United States Merchant Marine Academy.

West Nyack: James Duggan, Pearl River High School, United States Naval Academy; John Kelly, Clarkstown High School South, United States Military Academy at West Point.

The Rockland County Times offers a special congratulations to Jackie Parker of Pomona, who was an intern for the newspaper in 2012.