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at West Point by Hirono. “These young people are dedicated to serving our na- tion in uniform after years of hard work, community engagement, academic ex- cellence, a commitment to physical fitness and out- standing personal charac- ter. I am proud to nominate them to our nation’s mil- itary service academies,” states Hirono. “Each of these candidates, should they be selected, will be excellent representatives of and for Hawaiʻi and our
It’s that time of year when U.S. senators nominate area high school students for the country’s top service acad- emies, which include U.S. Naval Academy in Mary- land, U.S. Air Force Acade- my in Colorado, U.S. Mili- tary Academy at West Point in New York and U.S. Mer- chant Marine Academy, also in New York.
“The students who attend our country’s service acade- mies represent our nation’s best,” states Schatz. “I look forward to seeing these young men and women grow into the next genera- tion of military leaders.”
This year, Sen. Bri- an Schatz nominated 46 students, and a couple of Westside teens made the list. Sonny Koa Rosales, an ʻEwa Beach resident who attends Kapolei High, has been nominated for U.S. Military Academy, while fel- low 96706 native Peter Her- rington, a home-schooled student, hopes to join U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, mean- while, also put forth several West Oʻahu names. Camp- bell High’s Aidan Alexander andWaiʻanaeHigh’sNicole McGregor are on the list for U.S. Naval Academy. Keoni Mabini of Kapolei High, meanwhile, aims for U.S. Air Force Academy, and Island Pacific Academy student Luke Garcia is nominated for U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Schatz’s nom- inee Rosales was also named for U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy
A 6-year-old Chihuahua short-coat mix, Buddy was adopted from Hawaiian Humane Society and named after Will Ferrell’s charac-
100 years of being there for Hawai‘i.
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me of his favorite things to do in his Waipahu home are snacking on cheese bites, playing fetch and giving kisses.
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