I hosted a dinner to honor high school graduates that I personally nominated to attend U.S. military academies.
These students go through a very rigorous interview process, they have impeccable grades, outstanding test scores, and they've also demonstrated and aptitude for leadership and high performance in every aspect of their lives. I expect great things from this bright young group of students, and I am grateful that they are choosing to apply their talents to the service of our country.
Of the seven high school graduates from all over the state of Utah that have been accepted into these academies, four are going to the Naval Academy, two to West Point, and one to Air Force Academy. I wish them the best in their future endeavors.