Rep. Bruce Braley Announces Naval Academy Appointment for Bettendorf Native. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 15:53

Ryan Peterman of Bettendorf has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Peterman will enter the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this fall.

“I’m proud to announce Ryan Peterman’s acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy,” Braley (D-Iowa) said. “With his excellent academic record and his history of community involvement, Ryan will be a valuable addition to the Naval Academy. I’m happy that Ryan will have the opportunity to further his education while continuing to serve his country at Navy.”


Ryan Peterman will graduate from Bettendorf High School this spring, where he maintained a 3.9 grade point average while participating in student council, football and the Student Hunger Drive. Ryan is the son of George and Carolyn Peterman.

Each year Congressman Braley nominates students to the military service academies, including the U.S. Naval Academy. Nominees must demonstrate upstanding character, academic achievement, physical fitness, and leadership skills. A nominating committee comprised of community leaders reviews all applicants, with Congressman Braley recommending top candidates to the respective academies. Final acceptance decisions are made by the service academy. Students interested in applying to military service academies for enrollment in fall of 2010 should contact Congressman Braley’s Waterloo office at (319) 287-3233.






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