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Sioux Falls Student Receives Offer of Appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Jack Elliott was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy by Rounds

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that Jack Elliott, a student at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, has received a fully qualified offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, which he intends to accept. Elliott is the son of Keith and Kim Elliott of Sioux Falls.


“I congratulate Jack on his offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Rounds. “Jack is a skilled athlete, winning multiple State AA Boys Cross Country titles. He’ll be a member of the Track and Cross Country Teams for the U.S. Naval Academy, where his leadership and athletic abilities will shine. We thank him for his desire to serve our nation and wish him all the best.”


“I am grateful for the Naval Academy appointment and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead of me,” said Elliott. “I can’t think of a better place to develop myself academically, athletically, and as a person than at the academy. The academy appointment fulfills my dream of competing at the Division I level and also provides a first class education and career opportunity.” 


Each year, Sen. 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.