Middle Village’s Ted Colter, third from the left in the photo above, has been nominated to attend the Naval Academy.
A student a Xavier High School, Colter was one of six local students nominated by Congresswoman Grace Meng to attend one of five service academies.
All students will begin attending the academies later this month when they graduate from their high schools. After four years of study, graduates become commissioned as officers in active or reserve components of the U.S. military for a minimum of five years.
Students who want to attend the service academies are typically nominated by their representative in Congress. They’re evaluated based on highly competitive educational, physical and extracurricular standards.
“It is an honor to have nominated these exceptional young men and women to attend our nation’s elite service academies,” Meng said. “These outstanding students are among the best and brightest in our community ad I’m confident the’ll make us proud.”