Grassley: West Point Appoints Students from Dubuque, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Coon Rapids Print
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Written by Sen. Chuck Grassley   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:54

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley said today four young Iowans have received appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point for the 2013-2014 school year.  The students are:

·         Adam Bradley of Dubuque, son of Joan and Pat Bradley. Adam will graduate in May from Wahlert Catholic High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and a Student Ambassador.  He also participated in Step-Up Club, Interact Club, Spanish Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, football, tennis, and Show and Chamber Choir.  He is in Thespian Troupe #3842 and on the Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council.

·         Brett Morales of Davenport, son of Sandra and Mark Nissen. Brett will graduate in June from West High School where he is a Junior ROTC student.  He also participated in cross country, rifle and marksmanship, and track and field.  While a student in Baumholder, Germany, Brett participated in the International Student Leadership Institute.

·         Patrick Mullin of Cedar Rapids, son of Sharon and David Mullin. Patrick will graduate in May from Xavier High School where he is on the Principal Advisory Team and a member of the Student Senate, Key Club, Marching and Concert Band, Science Club, and Spanish Club.  He participated in football, basketball, and track.  Patrick also is active in Youth Leadership for Five Seasons, the National Council on Youth Leadership, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the International Round Table, and the Iowa Association of Student Councils.

·         Wilson Pingrey of Coon Rapids, son of Julie and Kenneth Pingrey. Wilson will graduate in May from Coon Rapids-Bayard Junior-Senior High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Advisory Council, the Mentoring Program, Chorus, and Spanish Club.  He participated in American Legion Boys State and is a class officer.  Wilson also participated in Mock Trial, Olympic Weightlifting, football, trapshooting, and swimming.

Already this year, Orion Boylston of Ames and Matthew Lee and Jackson Peplow of Iowa City were selected by the United States Naval Academy for fall admission.

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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