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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Nominates 26 New Hampshire Students for Service Academies

Dec 12, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that she has nominated 26 New Hampshire students for admission to four United States Service Academies. Of the 26 students, eight were nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, seven to the U.S. Military Academy, ten to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and one to the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy.

“It’s an honor to nominate these bright and hardworking Granite Staters to our national service academies,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “These young men and women display remarkable patriotism and a strong sense of duty to serve our country. I’m excited for what lies ahead for them, and I know they will make our nation and state proud.”   

The full list of students is included below.

U.S. Naval Academy

J. Hudson T. Arce, Dunbarton

Cassidy Dufour, Amherst

Griffin Johnson, Hanover

Richard Lyons, Plymouth

Benjamin Morris, Salem

Jacob Ricci, Brookline

Justin P. Smith, Cornish Flat

Wyatt Switzer, Marlborough


U.S. Military Academy

Brooke Dembkoski, Salem

John Lynch, Hanover

Thayer H. Maughan, Hopkinton

Cooper T. Otis, Hopkinton

Johnathan D. Routhier, Dunbarton

Ashley Ulricson, Ashland

Arielle S. Zlotnick, Amherst


U.S. Air Force Academy

Joshua M. Calzadillas, Nashua

Ethan Danielson, New Boston

Nicholas Knapp, Pittsburg

Sean Klaessig, Peterborough

Laurel Klawes, Allenstown

Matthew Lashua, Nashua

Andre Laplante, Nashua

Owen MacMillan, Hollis

Ryan Santoro, Nashua

Kira Wood, Pittsfield


U.S. Merchant Marines Academy

Samuel Stiles, Berlin