Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, honored the 28 students from Westchester and Rockland counties she nominated last December for admission to our nation’s service academies at her annual Service Academy Recognition Ceremony on Monday, May 6. – U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Among them were two students from Rye Brook. Blind Brook High School senior Gabriel Landau was nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and BBHS senior Bryan Wei was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.
“Every year I am struck by the accomplishments of these young men and women,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “There is no greater public service than defending our country, and I am honored to nominate such distinguished students to our nation’s service academies. I look forward to their continued success in service to our nation.”
The nominees come from many communities in the 17th Congressional District, including 10 from Rockland and 18 from Westchester. The ceremony took place at Rockland BOCES in West Nyack.
Lowey thanked local veterans who attended the May 6 ceremony for their service to our country and noted her work in Congress on behalf of veterans, including her support for the largest funding increase in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and for expanded access to educational opportunities and health care for all veterans.