Grassley: U.S. Military at West Point Selects Coralville Youth PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:27

May 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley said today that Olivia Fairfield of Coralville has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the 2013-2014 school year.

Fairfield is the daughter of Cathy and Clare John Fairfield.  She graduated last May from Iowa City West High School and has been attending the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School.  Fairfield is a volleyball player and participated in tennis and Students Against Destructive Decisions.

“Students work very hard for an opportunity to attend the service academies, and I wish Olivia Fairfield continued success,” Grassley said.

Fairfield joins a number of other Iowa students who have been selected this year for admission to the U.S. service academies.  They are:

·         Nicholas Heth of Cedar Falls, Taylor Pluim of Sioux City, Jacob Romitti of Madrid, Cody Winkler of Keokuk, and Christopher M. Haijsman of McClelland have been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

·         Orion Boylston and Bernard Forney of Ames and Matthew Lee and Jackson Peplow of Iowa City have been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

·         Adam Bradley of Dubuque, Brett Morales of Davenport, Patrick Mullin of Cedar Rapids, Wilson Pingrey of Coon Rapids, and William Krone of Johnston have been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

·         Michael Miller of Fairfield has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


All of these students were among the Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.  Information about seeking nominations is posted at

For more than 200 years, these academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.


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