02.23.21

Rapid City Stevens Student Receives Fully Qualified Offer of Appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Lauren Letner was nominated to the Naval Academy by Sen. Rounds

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that Lauren Letner, a senior at Rapid City Stevens High School, has received a fully qualified offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). Lauren was nominated by Senator Rounds to USNA. She is the daughter of James and Lillian Letner of Rapid City, South Dakota.

“Congratulations to Lauren on receiving an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Rounds. “Lauren has already accomplished so much in her years, and I was proud to nominate her to the Naval Academy. Of her many accomplishments, Lauren has excelled in her academics by taking on rigorous AP and STEM courses, has actively participated on her varsity swim team and has worked as a certified lifeguard and swim instructor. We wish Lauren all the best in Annapolis at the Naval Academy!”

“I am incredibly honored to have received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy and grateful to Senator Rounds for his nomination and support,” said Letner. “The USNA is the premier launching ground for those who seek to pursue a distinguished military career. It affords the fortunate few to serve our country and also be a part of something meaningful that will truly challenge the body, mind and spirit. I will always look back on this nomination and be thankful for those who helped make this opportunity a reality. Thanks to my family and teachers for their unwavering encouragement.”

Each year, Sen. Rounds is able to nominate a select group of qualified students from South Dakota to attend our nation’s four service academies: The U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. More information about the nomination process and eligibility requirements can be found here

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