Lamborn picks service academy nominees


Seniors Ryer Porter of Discovery Canyon High School and Christopher Harrell of The Classical Academy and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are among 10 local high school seniors nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis by Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-District 5).

Lamborn also nominated another Discovery Canyon senior, Alexander Fulton, to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Lamborn made his 2013 nominations from a pool of more than 100 service academy applicants. Next, the nominees compete for an appointment to the service academy from a much larger nationwide pool of students. For more information on seeking a service academy appointment from Congressman Lamborn, visit his website at

Lamborn is pictured here with his 2013 nominees for the United States Naval Academy. From left to right, Aaron Seals (Mesa Ridge H.S.), Austin Cole (Air Academy H.S.), Ryan Vander Molen (Fountain Fort Carson H.S.), Ryan Burkholder (Cheyenne Mountain H.S.), Trevor Bills (Palmer H.S.), William Johnson (Cheyenne Mountain H.S.), Ryer Porter (Discovery Canon H.S.), Andrew Piersall (Liberty H.S.). Not pictured: Christopher Harrell (The Classical Academy/UCCS), Christian Forbush (Cheyenne Mountain H.S.).

Lamborn is also pictured with his 2013 nominees to the United States Air Force Academy. Front row, left to right, Megan Maikell (Falcon H.S.), John Kochanski (Palmer H.S.), Alexander Fulton (Discovery Canyon H.S.), Tyler Burns (Cheyenne Mountain H.S.). Back row, left to right, father of returning cadet Mitchell Melville, father of returning cadet Damon Kirkpatrick, Min Je Kim (Pine Creek H.S.), Christian Eells (Palmer Ridge H.S.), Eric Anderson (Liberty H.S.). Not pictured: Jack Nordell (Canon City H.S.)


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