Moorcroft student nominated for U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Senator John Barrasso has nominated Moorcroft High School student Lane Mosteller and Upton High School student Josie Olson for appointments to U.S. service academies.

Mosteller is nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Olson is nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Wyoming has a proud history of nominating some of our best and brightest students to attend our nation’s military academies,” said Barrasso.

“Lane and Josie are hardworking, highly motivated, and have shown they possess the characteristics necessary to succeed. It’s an honor to nominate them, and I am confident that if they are offered appointments, they will represent Wyoming well.”

Senator Barrasso annually nominates the most qualified Wyoming students to compete for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval academies. A congressional nomination is just the first step in the competitive process that can lead to an appointment.

Young men and women interested in U.S. service academies apply to members of Congress for nominations. Those nominated are screened by academy officials, and students with the best scholastic and personal credentials are selected for admission.