FORT WAYNE – Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced he has nominated 7 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to the United States service academies’ Class of 2026.
Said Rep. Banks, “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. I’m proud that they represent northeast Indiana and wish them the best.”
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. Congressman 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.
List of Indiana’s Third District Nominees:
Renee Beaubien – Leo Junior/Senior High School – Nominated to United States Military Academy
Catherine Dely – Homestead High School – Nominated to United States Naval Academy and the 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
Nathaniel Klein – Warsaw Community High School – Nominated to the United States Air Force Academy
Aiden Lazoff – Carroll High School – Nominated to the United States Military Academy
John Yeager – Warsaw Community High School – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Military Academy