Congressman Scott Tipton announced this week that he has nominated Lydia Knutson, a senior at Cedaredge High School, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Rep. Tipton nominated 24 students from Colorado's 3rd Congressional District to service academies this year.
Students who applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation and transcripts, and complete a panel interview in order to be considered.
"It takes hard work, intelligence and determination to meet the high entrance standards of our nation's service academies, traits that are critical for success as a leader in the armed forces. To earn a nomination, these students have met or exceeded these high standards and demonstrated a passion to serve our country," said Tipton. "On behalf of the 3rd Congressional District I commend these exceptional students for their selflessness and dedication, and wish them well in what will no doubt be a very bright future."
Students who are residents of Colorado's 3rd Congressional District and are considering applying to a U.S. Service Academy can find more information on the nomination process at: http://tipton.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.