04.21.17

Rounds Appointee Accepted to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Zachariah Markel of Watertown was nominated to the United States Military Academy at West Point by Senator Mike Rounds

WATERTOWN—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that Watertown High School student Zachariah Markel has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which he intends to accept. Markel, the son of Robert L. and Carol Ann Markel of Watertown, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from Rounds.

“I congratulate Zachariah on his offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point,” said Rounds. “It is clear that Zachariah cares deeply about giving back to his community and his country, both of which are important traits for students at our nation’s service academies. It was an honor to nominate Zachariah and I wish him all the best.”  

Each year, Rounds is able to nominate a select group of eligible 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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