Senator Stabenow Nominates 17 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

Friday, January 20, 2023

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 17 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

Samih Beydoun – Canton, West Point

Jared Cypher – Oxford, Navy

Jaidah Davis – Howell, Air Force

Larissa Dougherty – Garden City, West Point

Nathan Hooker – South Lyon, West Point

Brianna Johnston – Lake Orion, Navy

Kely Kane – Macomb, Air Force

Samuel Keranen – Fenton, West Point

Isabella Longo – Macomb, West Point

Zain Mohsin – Grosse Pointe Park, Navy

Victoria Murphy – Southgate, Air Force

Eva Ottenbreit – Grosse Ile, Navy

Elijah Ratliff – Dexter, Air Force

Trent Vinson – Washington, Air Force

Lorenzo Vitti – Detroit, Navy

Blaise Williams – Farmington Hills, West Point