Three MHS seniors accepted into military academies

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MHS seniors Margaret Go and Trevaun Turner, along with 2016 graduate Jack Zocher, have been offered an appointment into the Class of 2021 at one of the U.S. Service Academies.

They are three of five area students who have received appointments. Go and Turner, along with MHS senior Gregory Driscoll, were among 15 nominated by U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan to represent Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District. All of the students and their families were recognized at an award ceremony and reception at the Alicia Ashman Library on Madison's West side on Dec. 3. Each student in attendance received an award from Pocan.

"I am proud and honored to nominate these outstanding young men and women as candidates to our nation's service academies,'' he said. "All of the students have exhibited commendable academic achievement and perseverance to earn these nominations. They will surely become successful leaders, representing Wisconsin and our nation with virtue.''

Driscoll, Go and Turner plan to attend West Point in Hudson, N.Y., while Zocher plans to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Air Force Academy: Benjamin Hauser (Sun Prairie), Benjamin Keegstra (Monona Grove), Taylor Lyons (Madison West), Jack Zocher (Middleton, 2016 graduate).

Naval Academy: Collin Argue (Argyle), William Donahue IV (St. Ambrose Academy), Mitchell Jorgensen (Madison West), Asa Pauls (Waunakee).

Military Academy at West Point: Christian Arnett (New Glarus), Gregory Driscoll (Middleton), Michael Gerber (Stoughton, 2016 graduate), Margaret Go (Middleton), Kaleb Louis (Stoughton), Nathan Smith (Sun Prairie), Trevaun Turner (Middleton).

Pocan assembled a board of 10 volunteers comprised of community leaders as well as active and retired service members from south central Wisconsin to assist with the evaluation of the applicants from the 2nd Congressional District. Former MCPASD Board of Education member and current Facilities Planning Committee co-chair Bob Hesselbein, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force and is past president of Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association, served on the committee in 2015.