Senator Jon Tester yesterday announced that he is nominating over two dozen Montana students -- two from Bozeman -- who are applying to the nation’s prestigious military academies.

A nomination from a member of Congress is the first step in applying to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“It is an honor to nominate some of Montana’s most accomplished students to represent our state at the nation’s military academies,” Tester said.  “Montana has a proud tradition of service and these young leaders are the latest generation of those willing to serve.  These students make our state proud, and I wish them well on their journey to becoming outstanding leaders in our military.”

Tester nominated the following students based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Bozeman:
·         Lucas Figi, Charterhouse School (England)
o   U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy
·         Daniel Perdaems, Bozeman High School
o   U.S. Air Force Academy

Congratulations, Lucas and Daniel!