Homer Glen Students Receive Lipinski's Service Academy Nomination
January 26, 2015
The Times Weekly
Two Homer Glen students are among the 22 nominated by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (District 3) for admission to the U.S. Service Academies for the entering classes of 2015.
All of the nominees were recognized by Lipinski for their achievement at a ceremony on Saturday at the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Oak Lawn.
“One of the duties of this office that I cherish the most is the honor to nominate young men and women for our nation's prestigious service academies,” Lipinski said.
“Every year, applications pour into my offices from the district’s best and brightest students. The selection of nominees is based upon a strict ‘whole person’ evaluation, so just to be nominated to one of our nation’s service academies is an incredible honor.”
The local nominees are Zachary Sowatzke, who has applied to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and Jakob Swenson, who wants to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Swenson is enrolled at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox.
The admissions departments of the service academies make the final decision on acceptance. Each of the nominees will be notified by the service academies if they have been accepted.
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