Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

December 13, 2021

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nomination of 30 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for appointment to the Class of 2026.

“I’m proud to nominate these extraordinary young Granite Staters to represent New Hampshire at our nation’s Service Academies,” said Shaheen. “These students have excelled in their education and service, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. I applaud them for all that they have achieved, and thank them for their willingness to serve our nation in the military.”

The full list of students nominated by Senator Shaheen is below. More information on the nomination process for interested applicants can be found here.


U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA)

Carleigh Brown, New Ipswich

Parker Douglas, Greenland

Finnegan Harney, Durham

India Jones, Wolfeboro

Rachel Keisling, Hampstead

Camden MacLean, Tilton

Matthew Miclette, Hooksett

Matthew Peate, Keene

Michael Pelletier, Dunbarton 

Thomas Hunter White, Meredith

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Mackenzie Maloney, Manchester


U.S. Naval Academy (USNA)

Benton Cesanek, Enfield

Theodore Deel, Manchester

Grace Edmondson, Meredith

Ansh Juvvadi, Merrimack

Grace Mower, Portsmouth

Conor O’Brien, Stratham

Rhett Partington, Loudon

Lily Strohecker, Exeter

Luke Wester, Concord

Addison Whitehead, Hollis


U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

Declan Casey, Hooksett

Dawson Clark, Bedford

Anna Hennigan, West Chesterfield

Travis Henry, Hampstead

Bradley McIntire, Gilford

Wesley Rennie, North Hampton

Michael Schoff, Portsmouth

Dylan Wade, Stratham

Chloe Wineriter, Canterbury