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Case Announces Nominations to Nation’s Service Academies for Incoming ‘21 Class

(Honolulu, HI) -  Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today announced his 2021 nominations to four of our nation’s service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point/Army); U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis/Navy); U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs/Air Force) and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point).

“I take my responsibility to nominate deserving applicants from my district to our legendary service academies very seriously, and personally interviewed all 44 potential nominees before making my decisions on nominations,” said Case. “I was truly impressed with the applicants, and it was very encouraging and rewarding to have spent time with our next generation of military leaders.”

Case named the following nominees to the four service academies:

United States Air Force Academy

(1)  Kaylee Jones, Randolph-Macon Academy via Mililani High School

(2)  Kali‘inoa Maeva, Punahou School

(3) Jasmine Oki, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy

(4) Neo Takazawa, Punahou School

(5)  Rosabel Mahimer, Hanalani Schools

(6) Jacob Flores, University Laboratory School

(7) Luke Philips, Punahou School

(8) Roshan Engineer, Mililani High School

(9) Peter Herrington, Home School, ‘Ewa Beach

(10) Sonny Koa Rosales, Kapolei High School


United States Military Academy

(1)  Annika Swanson, Punahou School

(2)  Jack Schwab, Moanalua High School

(3)  Joshua Burnett, Damien Memorial School

(4)  Mary-Magdalene Kim, Moanalua High School

(5)  Ocean Mao, McKinley High School

(6)  Lillian Piedad, Mid-Pacific Institute

(7)  Iwalani Campbell, McKinley High School

(8)  William Nagel, Punahou School

(9)  Ethan Gerhardt, Punahou School

(10) Luke Garcia, Island Pacific Academy


United States Naval Academy

(1)  Scott Lyons, Naval Academy Preparatory School via St. Louis School

(2) Cara Cunningham, Columbia University via Punahou School

(3) Sky Lactaoen, Naval Academy Preparatory School via Campbell High School  

(4)  Alexsandra Huntimer, ‘Iolani School

(5)  Jonah Lee, Radford High School

(6)  Curtis Meares, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa via Kalani High School

(7)  Jaden Gummerus, Zama Middle High School, Japan via ‘Ewa Beach

(8)  Raj Singh, Kalani High School

(9)  Noah Jeremiah, Home School, ‘Ewa Beach

(10) Ryu Kajiwiri, Punahou School


United States Merchant Marine Academy

(1) Philip Sing, Punahou School

(2) Grant Austin Juan, Marion Military Institute via McKinley High School (3) Orion Fonoti, Mililani High School

(4) Rosabel Mahimer, Hanalani Schools

Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates to the four United States Service Academies – the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; the Military Academy at West Point, New York; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Acceptance of an academy appointment requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and at least five years of active duty service. For information on eligibility requirements and how to seek an appointment for the 2022 entering class, please go to Congressman Ed Case’s web site



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