Three Meeker students nominated to academies

MEEKER I On Friday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (Colo.-03) announced that 22 students from the 3rd Congressional District, including three from Meeker, have earned his nomination to U.S. Service Academies.
The students selected met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton’s office. Students who applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts and complete an in-person interview before a panel in order to be considered.
Meeker students nominated by Tipton are: John C. Henderson to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Kaitlyn J. Dinwiddie to the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is currently attending the USAFA Prep School; and Torrie N. Gerloff to West Point.
“These students have worked incredibly hard to earn a nomination, and it’s a true honor to be able to recommend them to our nation’s distinguished service academies,” Tipton said. “Because of their academic and extracurricular achievements, outstanding moral character and dedication to our country, I’m confident each of these them would make dependable, capable and successful officers should they be accepted into the academies.