Senator Stabenow Nominates 15 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

Monday, January 24, 2022

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 15 Michigan students from Southeast Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.


“Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they will represent Michigan and our country well.”


Students seeking appointment to a service academy must first obtain the nomination of their U.S. Senator, their U.S. Representative, or the Vice President. Students nominated by Senator Stabenow’s office went through a highly competitive application process that included interviews by veteran, military and community leaders. Now that the students have been nominated, they must await acceptance for admission by the academy to which they have applied.  


The following students from Southeast Michigan have been nominated by Senator Stabenow to a service academy:


Mackenzie Ayriss – Clarkston, Air Force

Catherine Baker – West Bloomfield, Navy

William Cameron – Northville, West Point

Carter Dougherty – Garden City, West Point

Amanda Flores – Brownstown, Air Force

James Holcomb – Birmingham, Air Force

Ziming Huang – Plymouth, Navy

Thomas Leeds – Northville, Air Force

Isabella Longo – Macomb, West Point

Spencer Siefker – Saline, Air Force

John Smith – Novi, Navy

Abigail Tracey – Northville, West Point

George Vlahos – Commerce Township, West Point

Tahei Witsil – Pleasant Ridge, West Point

Annika Zaar – Northville, Navy