Three Wayzata Students Receive Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

In Blog, Community News, Schools on June 24, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Three Wayzata Students Receive Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Two Wayzata High School students and another Wayzata resident are among the recent appointees to United States Service Academies.

According to the Sun Sailor, Congressman Erik Paulsen gave his recommendations to WHS students Trevor Karn, of Plymouth, and Tara Tyron, of Maple Grove, and St. Thomas Academy student and Wayzata resident Grant Onclay. To be considered for an appointment, students must complete a lengthy application process that shows their aptitude in academics, leadership and athletics, the newspaper reported.

United States Service Academies, or military academies, are essentially military colleges. They are federal academies for undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers. According to the U.S. Department of Defense website, there are five academies: United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Karn was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, Tyron to the U.S Air Force Academy and Onclay to the U.S. Military Academy, the Sun Sailor reported.

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