Sixteen high school seniors from Sussex County received nominations from Delaware's Congressional delegation last week to attend one or more of the nation's U.S. service academies.

Sixteen high school seniors from Sussex County received nominations from Delaware's Congressional delegation last week to attend one or more of the nation's U.S. service academies.

Nominations from members of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the vice president or the Secretaries of the Air Force, Army and Navy are prerequisites for attending the academies, but do not guarantee admittance.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney named the following students as principal or alternate nominees:

Cape Henlopen High School

Emily Baptiste of Lewes – U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Michael Miller of Lewes – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Jake Mocci of Lewes – U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy

Connor Orton of Lewes – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Delmar High School

Joshua Elliott of Laurel – U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy

Indian River High School

Kees Elling of Ocean View – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy David Marshall of Dagsboro – U.S. Naval Academy

St. Thomas More Academy

Matthew Conlin of Lewes – U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Sussex Central High School

Ian Cain of Georgetown – U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy

Sussex Technical High School

Kyle Breckner of Lincoln – U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Christopher Clifton of Bridgeville – U.S. Naval Academy

Albert Green of Millsboro – U.S. Naval Academy

John Hearn of Lewes – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Dylan Varrato of Georgetown – U.S. Military Academy

Joseph Yawn of Laurel – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Military Academy

Valley Forge Military Academy

Madelyn Crimmins of Millsboro – U.S. Military Academy