Hanabusa Names Service Academy Nominees

Jan 7, 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii – Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) has named her nominees to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2017. They are:

United States Air Force Academy

Chandler Carlson (Honolulu), Radford

Keanu George-Starrantino (Pearl City), Kamehameha

Gene Hall (Honolulu), Punahou

Brayden Hill (Honolulu), Punahou/Air Force Academy Preparatory School

Amy Kimura (Honolulu), Iolani

Noah Kwock (Honolulu), Punahou

Eric Nagamine (Honolulu), Punahou

Cassidy Oshiro (Aiea), Maryknoll/Air Force Academy Preparatory School


United States Military Academy

Rischell Lott (Mililani), Leilehua

Brittney-Anne Markwith (Honolulu), Punahou

Eugene Sung (Honolulu), Punahou


United States Naval Academy

Troy Esaki (Mililani), Iolani

Jorjiane “Jordie” Guasch (Waipahu), Moanalua

Taylor Kipilii (Ewa Beach), Iolani

Sofia Luczak (Aiea), St. Andrew’s Priory

Lucas Tom (Ewa Beach), Campbell


United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kalamaku Akiona (Kaneohe), Kamehameha/Windward Community College

Caleigh-Mae Fabro (Honolulu), St. Francis/New Mexico Military Institute

Each Member of Congress submits an unranked slate of up to ten nominees for each vacancy at each of the service academies.  Each of the respective academies then selects the best qualified  nominees to fill each of the available vacancies, in accordance with a specific academy’s system of evaluation.  

Congresswoman Hanabusa selects nominees based on the recommendations of her selection panel, which reviews applications and interviews applicants.