05.23.16

Daines, Tester Congratulate Ashleigh Lehotsky of Great Falls on U.S. Air Force Academy Appointment

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Charles M. Russell (CMR) High School graduate Ashleigh Lehotsky on her appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Daines and Tester both nominated Lehotsky and called to congratulate her.

Ashleigh Lehotsky is a graduate of Charles M. Russell (CMR) High School and is currently a cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School.  While in high school she was President of Key Club, received the Outstanding Engineering Student Award and was First Chair on the CMR Symphonic Band. Lehotsky was the 2014 AA State Track and Field Shot Put Champion and holds the CMR Shot Put Record. 

“Ashleigh is an impressive young Montanan who has put her country first and excelled in the classroom,” Daines stated. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for Ashleigh and watch her grow into one of our nation’s military leaders.”

“I am honored to have nominated such a strong leader like Ashleigh to the Air Force Academy,” Tester said.  “Her dedication to her studies, her athletics, and her community make her an ideal fit for a leadership role in our nation’s Air Force.” 

The U.S. Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Montana students interested in applying to any of our nation’s service academies can find more information by visiting Daines’ and Tester’s websites. 

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