4 students nominated to academies

Four high school students on Maui have been nominated by state Sen. Mazie K. Hirono to U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2018. The students’ applications are being considered by the academies for final selections.

* Trent Hori, Maui High School, U.S. Air Force Academy. Hori is an honor roll student, Eagle Scout and Civil Air Patrol member. He won first place in the CAD design competition at the 2012 Hawaii STEM Conference. He is captain of the bowling team and a baseball player.

* Ethan Finberg, Seabury Hall, U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The active volunteer and leader in school and church organizations is looking to pursue a career in engineering.

* Iain J. Armitage, Kamehameha Schools Maui, U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The National Honor Society member and Yale Book Club Award winner is captain of the football team and track and field squad. His birthdate of Sept. 11 helped inspire him to apply to a military academy, according to a news release.

* Erin K.G. Lindsey, Kamehameha Schools Maui, U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The National Honors Society member participates in football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.

Some students have received more than one nomination and may attend other academies, if accepted.

U.S. representatives and senators submit nominations to service academies. Each academy’s director of admissions selects from the submitted nominees, who are measured on their scholastic achievement, leadership experience, school involvement, athletic and extracurricular activities, community contributions and volunteer or employment experiences, according to a news release by Hirono’s office.

Nomination does not guarantee appointment.

The four military service academies are: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.