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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois


Congresswoman Kelly Nominates Local High School Students to Military Academies

Jan 15, 2019
Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has nominated high school students from the 2nd Congressional District for admission to the three United States military academies.

“It’s with immense pride that I nominate these outstanding young men and women, knowing they will represent the 2nd Congressional District and our nation with honor and distinction,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “Through hard work, commitment and discipline, each has earned the opportunity to attend our nation’s finest military academies. I look forward to seeing them enter into the next generation of military leaders.”

Rep. Kelly nominated the following students for admission to the Class of 2023:

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York:

Curtis Johnson of Chicago

Cleopatra Cody of Chicago

Justice Cody of Chicago

Nicholas Castleberry of Bourbonnais

U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Nehemiah Arriaga of Richton Park

Kenneth Blue III of Country Club Hills

Andrew Grzeskowiak of Peotone

Josephine Nunley of Chicago

Cleopatra Cody of Chicago

U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland:

Chase LaRoche of Kankakee

Vaughn Studer of Kankakee

Keeley Schwada of Bourbonnais

Nehemiah Arriaga of Richton Park

Andrew Grzeskowiak of Peotone

Josephine Nunley of Chicago

Cleopatra Cody of Chicago

Each academy will review the list of students nominated by the Congresswoman and select the finalists for admission as cadets. The academies have an extremely competitive application process and are ranked annually among the best colleges in America. Upon graduation, the cadets become U.S. military officers and typically serve at least five years in the armed services.


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