Name droppers: DHS senior off to Air Force Academy
Lauren Aquino of Davis was among a group of 10 students who were honored by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, for their admission to service academies. She will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado and will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Aquino currently attends Davis High School.
The candidates were selected by an independent panel of distinguished veterans and educators after an exhaustive interview and application process. The ceremony was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis.
“These 10 incredible students have decided to make a career out of service to their nation, and I couldn’t be prouder of them for that decision,” Garamendi said.
Every year, Garamendi has the honor of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to service in the military for at least five years upon graduation.