Senator Stabenow Nominates 21 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 21 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, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. 


“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:



Kayleigh Barricklow – Ann Arbor, Air Force

Connor Brezenski – Royal Oak, Air Force

Thomas Calabrese – Canton, Navy

Keelin Dailey – Grosse Pointe Farms, Navy

Isabelle Easton – Temperance, Navy

Eli Hendricks – Ann Arbor, Navy

Laura Howey – Trenton, Air Force

Peyton Jankowski – Shelby Township, Navy

Tarun Jarial – Grosse Pointe Woods, Air Force

Mitchell Lewis – Grosse Ile, Navy

Joseph Melampy – Troy, Navy

Makenzie Moore – Wixom, West Point

Arnav Naik – Troy, West Point

Elijah Pool – Ferndale, West Point

Charles Rulison – Grosse Pointe Park, Navy

Jared Staib – Adrian, Air Force

Hava Szarafinski – Royal Oak, Navy

Riley Thorburn – Chelsea, Air Force

Charlotte Trunsky – Birmingham, West Point

Luke Vaden – Brighton, Air Force

Christopher White – Gregory, Merchant Marine