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Gottheimer hosts Fifth District virtual service academy reception, congratulates nominees

NEW JERSEY – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Saturday congratulated over zoom the Fifth District high school students he nominated to one of the four U.S. service academies this cycle, including the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Gottheimer selected the students through the counsel of a community advisory board comprised of local leaders and veterans who have served in different branches of the armed forces. They help Gottheimer select the best, brightest, most well-rounded group of students to be nominated.

“One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to meet all the incredible students who show such a strong dedication to serving our country at such a young age, and I’m happy that this event was able to happen virtually,” Gottheimer said. “Each one of them has displayed excellence in academics, athletics, and in their communities and I am so impressed and so proud of what they’ve accomplished and what they will accomplish. Their dedication to service is admirable and I will continue to do whatever I can in Congress to support those who serve and have served our country.”

The full list of students nominated to attend one of the renowned Military Service Academies is below. More information about the nomination process is available on Gottheimer’s House website.

  • Sabastian Gordon – USNA, Old Tappan
  • Sean Cuffe – USMA, Hillsdale
  • Gannon Redmond – USAFA, Blairstown
  • Lucas Bottini – USAFA, Upper Saddle River
  • Tyler Schnorrbusch – USMA, Wyckoff
  • Henry Duschang – USNA, Wyckoff
  • Jack Kastens – USAFA, Mahwah
  • Isabella Garcia – USMA, Mahwah
  • Emily McCallum – USMA, Franklin
  • Peter Duda – USAFA, Mansfield
  • Sophia Trigub – USNA, Fair Lawn
  • Collin Mills – USAFA, Lafayette
  • Sasha Callaway – USNA, Oakland
  • Nicholas Edwards – USNA, Ramsey
  • Thomas Cho – USNA, Ramsey
  • Chris Wheaton – USAFA & USMMA, Midland Park
  • Alana Kerner – USMA, Ridgewood
  • Bryan Chan – USMA, Ridgewood
  • Bridget Correll – USMMA, Ridgewood
  • Wes Peene – USAFA, Ridgewood
  • Joseph Hwang – USMA, Hackensack
  • Katelyn Kucharski – USNA, River Edge
  • Robert Anzilotti – USMA, Park Ridge
  • Jenna Han – USNA, Mahwah
  • Kari Malatak – USMA, West Milford
  • Timothy O’Brien – USNA, Fair Lawn
  • Tyler Sweatt- USNA, Newton
  • Joshua Park – USMA, Northvale
  • Tyler Casalino – USAFA, Upper Saddle River
  • Shane McCarroll – USMMA, Emerson
  • Michael Medeiros – USNA, Franklin Lakes
  • Brian Sung – USMA, Harrington Park
  • Sean Sharma – USAFA, Fredon
  • Charles Goertz – USAFA, Montvale

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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