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By Andi Bourne
Pathfinder 

Daines and Gianforte nominate SSHS senior for Military Academies

 

December 26, 2019

Pam Weisenburger

Sam Weisenburger after winning the Montana State Smallbore Championship in April 2019.

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School senior Samuel Weisenburger added to his U.S. military academy nominations after being among the 15 Montana students nominated by U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the 20 Montana students nominated by Congressman Greg Gianforte. 

A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of the nation's four military academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs (USAFA), the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis (USNA) or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (USMMA).

Weisenburger's nomination from Daines came two weeks after he received a nomination from Senator Jon Tester. Daines gave him a second nomination to USMA, USAFA and USNA.

"One of my greatest honors as a U. S. Senator is to nominate committed young Montanans to compete for an appointment to one of our nation's military academies," Daines said. "I commend these remarkable students for their commitment to serving our nation in keeping with Montana's strong legacy of service and I wish them the best as they continue in this extremely competitive process."

Gianforte followed suit this past week giving Weisenburger his third nomination for USAFA and second for USMMA.

"One of my greatest honors is to nominate dedicated, patriotic young Montanans to compete for an appointment to one of our nation's military academies," Gianforte said. "I commend these remarkable students for their commitment to serving our nation. Their willingness to lead and serve is in keeping with Montana's strong legacy of service, and I wish them success as they continue in this extremely competitive process."

For a complete list of nominees from Senator Daines please visit https://www.daines.senate.gov/news/press-releases/daines-announces-all-2019-montana-student-u-s-military-academy-nominations. For Congressman Gianforte's nominations visit https://gianforte.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gianforte-announces-2019-military-academy-nominations.

 

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