On Monday, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-14, posed for the above picture with 11 local high school graduates that he has nominated for three different military academies: the U.S Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the West Point Military Academy.
Right out front, to Hultgren’s right, is Riley Vann, co-valedictorian of Oswego High School. She’s been nominated to the Air Force Academy, and you can read more about her here.
Others pictured, left to right:
Nicholas Vandiver, St. Charles (U.S. Naval Academy)
Mitchell Thomas Heaton, Batavia (U.S. Naval Academy)
Thomas James Hinds, St. Charles (U.S. Military Academy)
Taylor Edward Andrews, Elburn (U.S. Military Academy)
Evan James Finnane, Elgin (U.S. Military Academy)
Brian Raymond Wulff, Batavia (U.S. Military Academy)
Michael Charles Shares, St. Charles (U.S. Military Academy)
Zachary Thomas McNally, Batavia (U.S. Military Academy)
Congrats to all the nominees!