Rep. Justin Amash recognized the Third Congressional District’s service
academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 20.
From Rockford High School, the following students were among Service Academy appointees: Seth Carozza is an appointee for the United States Airforce Academy. Kevin Clinthorne is an appointee for the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Andersson Sullivan is an appointee for the United States Military Academy. Mark Cruickshank is an appointee for the United States Airforce Academy.
“I am honored to recognize these deserving students for their outstanding achievements. I wish them great success in their future endeavors,” said Amash.
Applicants to the service academies require a nomination by a Member of Congress. To assist with the nomination process, Amash assembled a committee of military and civic leaders that interviewed potential nominees, reviewed their applications, and made recommendations.
In addition to the service academy appointees, Amash honored Seth Carozza with the Congressional Medal of Merit. The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence.