January 11, 2021

Senator Hassan Nominates 35 New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she has nominated 35 New Hampshire students to attend United States Service Academies – the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy.


“Every year, I have the honor to nominate exemplary Granite Staters who have made the selfless decision to serve and help keep our country safe, secure, and free,” Senator Hassan said. “I was particularly impressed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s class continued to stay on top of their studies and persevered through unprecedented challenges. As they continue their training and their education, I wish them all the best in their future endeavors and am deeply grateful for their interest in serving our country.”    


For more information on the nomination process for interested applicants, click here.


See below for the full list of Senator Hassan’s nominees.


U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA)


Aaron Cady (Barrington)

Mitchel Francoeur (Bedford)

Samuel Humphreys (Kingston)

Ayla McKean (Deerfield)

Evan Piette (Littleton)

Joseph Connor Reed (Bow)

Finnian Smith (Manchester)

Jessica Thibodeau (Windham)

Luca Valenti (Salem)

Matthew Veneri (Londonderry)


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)


Robert Cariello (Londonderry)

Maeve Jackson (Merrimack)

Elizabeth Knapp (Mont Vernon)

Evan Piette (Littleton)

Riley Quinn (Exeter)

Rohan Rai (Windham)

Aaron Roche (Nashua)

Gus Schoenbucher (New Durham)

Finnian Smith (Manchester)


U.S. Military Academy (USMA)


Robert Cariello (Londonderry)

Matthew Flanagan (Bedford)

Abigail Henry (Newmarket)

Jonathan Li (Hanover)

Thayer Maughan (Hopkinton)

Chase McAllister (Bedford)

Max Paganini (Sanbornton)

Wesley Rennie (North Hampton)

Nathaniel Sartell (Brookline)

Eaton Tarbell (Concord)


U.S. Naval Academy (USNA)


Isaac Abbott (Allenstown)

Joseph Camuso (Portsmouth)

Hunter Daris (Fitzwilliam)

Taylor Hough (Laconia)

Maeve Jackson (Merrimack)

Sophia Leonard (Manchester)

Joseph Lupo (Bedford)

Liam Novak (Nashua)

Katelyn Pepin (Manchester)

Rohan Rai (Windham)