FORT WAYNE — Two Warsaw Community High students are among nominees to the United States service academies’ Class of 2026.
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks recently announced he has nominated seven students from his Indiana 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to the academies.
They include WCS’ Nathaniel Klein, who was nominated to the United States Air Force Academy, and John Yeager, who was nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and United States Military Academy.
Other nominees include:
- Renee Beaubien, Leo Junior/Senior High School, nominated to United States Military Academy
- Catherine Dely, Homestead High School, nominated to the United States Naval Academy and United States Air Force Academy
- Colton Eads, DeKalb High School, nominated to the United States Naval Academy
- Tom Huynh, Carroll High School, nominated to the United States Air Force Academy
- Aiden Lazoff, Carroll High School, nominated to the United States Military Academy
Admission to a service academy is a two-tiered process. First, the applicant must directly apply to an academy and meet the set minimum standards. These standards include, but are not limited to medical, physical, and academic qualifications.
The second tier in pursuing admission is the nomination process. Banks’ U.S. Service Academy Advisory Board is responsible for interviewing, evaluating and recommending students seeking a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but it is required to be considered.
The academies are responsible for making the final decision on each students’ status and eligibility.
“Join me in congratulating these seven young men and women who have shown dedication to our country leading to their nominations to the U.S. service academies,” said Banks. “I’m proud that they represent northeast Indiana and wish them the best.”