Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at the Kenai Classic Roundtable at Kenai Peninsula College on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at the Kenai Classic Roundtable at Kenai Peninsula College on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna student included in military academy nominations by Sen. Dan Sullivan

A third Soldotna student was named a recipient of a congressional nomination to a U.S. Military Service Academy on Monday.

Nathan Lattin, of Soldotna, was named among 27 Alaskans nominated by U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan to U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2028. Lattin is nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, according to a news release from the senator.

Per previous Clarion reporting, congressional nominations don’t guarantee admission to any of the academies. Instead, students will compete with other candidates for a spot at the school. Students seeking admission apply to receive nominations through their state’s congressional delegation.

“It is a highlight of my job to nominate young Alaskans to our nation’s prestigious military service academies,” says Sullivan in the release. “These students, from across Alaska and with diverse backgrounds, show the incredible ways our young people are involved in our communities, schools, churches, and homes. They are not only hard workers, but well-rounded, caring individuals who have a desire to serve others.”

The announcement came a week after two other Soldotna students — Zac Buckbee and Nicholas Lopez — received nominations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

A full list of nominees can be found at the website for Sen. Dan Sullivan, sullivan.senate.gov.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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