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Rounds Nominates Sioux Falls Student Ryan Berry to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he has nominated Sioux Falls student Ryan Berry to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Berry is the son of Thomas and Laurie Berry of Sioux Falls and attends Holy Family High School in Broomfield, CO. He is one of 23 students Rounds has nominated to the service academies for the 2018 school year.

“It’s an honor to nominate Ryan to the U.S. Military Academy,” said Rounds. “Ryan worked hard to maintain high academic standards and has proven leadership skills. We believe he will be successful at West Point. He also attended the West Point Summer Leaders Experience in 2017. We wish him all the best.” 

"I am honored to have the opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point,” said Berry. “I greatly appreciate Senator Rounds' consideration and nomination. I look forward to serving my country."


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. A full list of Rounds’ 2017 nominees can be found here. More information about the nomination process and eligibility requirements can be found here.