Two students from Beacon accepted offers of appointment to one of the nation’s service academies. Junus Sela and Andrew Grella were both nominated by U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and accepted offers of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Maloney has ability to nominate students to West Point; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. To assist with the nomination process, Maloney established a committee of military and civic leaders from the Hudson Valley that interviewed potential nominees, reviewed their applications and made recommendations. The academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.
“These students have demonstrated impressive academic, leadership and character qualities,” Maloney said, “and I commend their commitment to serve our country.”