U.S. SENATE – Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Representative Ryan Zinke congratulated John Winters on his appointment to the United States Merchant Marines Academy.
Winters, whose parents live in Florence, Montana is attending Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a member of his school Varsity Soccer, Cross County and Track teams. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America. Winters is also on the Drill team at his school and was a member of the Navy Junior ROTC program.
Winters was nominated and congratulated on his academy nomination by Montana’s entire Congressional delegation.
“John Winters has proven himself to be a leader in his school and his community and I’m confident that he will thrive as he continues onto his next challenge as a Merchant Marine,” Daines stated. “I’m proud to congratulate John today on his appointment and I look forward to watching him continue as a leader of our state and nation.”
“Thanks to his hard work, perseverance, and commitment to others, John is now fulfilling his lifelong dream of serving our nation,” Tester said. “Having already honed these important qualities, he will no doubt excel at the academy as a service member, a student, and a leader.”
“Bravo Zulu to John for his appointment to the Merchant Marines Academy. His continued leadership and academic excellence will be a great asset to our nation,” Zinke stated.
The U.S. Merchant Marines Academy is located in Kings Point, New York.
Montana students interested in applying to any of our nation’s service academies can find more information by visiting Daines’, Tester’s and Zinke’s websites.