Case announces service academy nominees

Rep. Ed Case today named 27 island residents to the U.S. Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine academies. The list includes both principal and alternate nominees, and followed interviews Case conducted himself. “Like my last two years, I am very impressed with the caliber of these applicants,” Case said. “They are all achievers and leaders; they all have so much to offer our country in our services; and they will all do Hawaii proud wherever they end up.”


The nominations are for the classes entering in July 2005. Case’s nomination list — including the names of their parents, schools, and residences — follows:

  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
    • Principal: Edward K. Goodhue, Edward and Susan Goodhue, Northwestern Preparatory School, Pukoo, Molokai.
    • First Alternate: Joshua C. Newman, son of Reverend Timothy and Kathleen Newman, Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe, Oahu.
    • Second Alternate: Travis J. Delzer, son of David and Danise Delzer, Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
    • Competitive (alphabetical order):
      • Kellianne Chong, daughter of Warren P. and Joan L. Chong, Boston University, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
      • Grant C. Kagawa, son of Glenn C. and Margaret M. Kagawa, Waimea High School, Waimea, Kauai.
      • Ralph W. Miller, son of Newton and Donna Miller, Home School, Hilo, Hawaii.
      • Rachel N. Reiley, daughter of Michael and Barbara Reiley, Home School, Wailea, Maui.
      • Zachary Say, son of Kerwin and Rosa Say, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
      • Stewart F. Sciulli, son of Frederick R. and Marjorie A. Sciulli, United States Air Force Preparatory Academy, Kailua, Oahu.
      • Toby JT. Yamashiro, Jr., son of Neil and Lorna Yamashiro, Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii.

  • UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
    • Principal: Ryan T. Kelly, son of Leslie B. and Sheri D. Kelly, University of Texas, Kailua, Oahu.
    • First Alternate: Matthew G. Beebe, son of James E. and Rebecca Beebe, Iolani School, Kailua, Oahu.
    • Second Alternate: Marco L. Anich, son of Peter and Prudence Anich, Kalaheo High School, Kailua, Oahu.
    • Competitive (alphabetical order):
      • Jose A. Aviles III, son of Jose and Nancy Aviles, Kapolei High School, Kapolei, Oahu.
      • Carlisle R. Catacutan, son of Rodrigo and Connie Catacutan, Kapolei High School, Kapolei, Oahu.
      • Claire C. Geilfuss, daughter of Steven and Christine Geilfuss, Punahou School, Kailua, Oahu.
      • Ralph W. Miller, son of Newton and Donna Miller, Home School, Hilo, Hawaii.
      • Peter K. Van Lier Ribbink, son of Steve and Laura Van Lier Ribbink, University of Oregon, Kaneohe, Oahu.
      • William E. Wilkerson, son of William E. and Estelle E. Wilkerson, King Keaulike High School, Pukalani, Maui.

  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
    • First Principal: Kai J. Yamashiro, son of Ward and Nan Yamashiro, Iolani School, Kaneohe, Oahu..
    • First Alternate: John F. Sauve, son of Peter D. and Ann F. Sauve, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, Oahu.
    • Second Alternate: Ryan T. Kelly, son of Leslie B. III and Sheri Kelly, Kalaheo High School, Kailua, Oahu.
    • Competitive (alphabetical order):
      • Jon A. Bjornen, son of Timothy and Christina Bjornen, Christian Liberty School, Hilo, Hawaii.
      • Jeffrey Javier, son of Rogelio A. and Estrella Javier, Kapolei High School, Kapolei, Oahu.
      • Valerie M. Mossman, daughter of Paul and Fern Mossman, Home School, Kailua, Oahu.
      • Lauren S. Okada, daughter of Jay and Carol Okada, Punahou School, Waianae, Oahu.
      • Stephanie Ann Richardson, daughter of Henry C. and Jacqueline V. Richardson, Lanai High and Elementary School, Lanai City, Lanai.

  • UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
    • Jon A. Bjornen, son of Timothy and Christina Bjornen, Christian Liberty School, Hilo, Hawaii.
    • Zachary Say, son of Kerwin and Rosa Say, Hawaii Preparatory School, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
    • Stewart F. Sciulli, son of Frederick R. and Marjorie A. Sciulli, United States Air Force Academy, Kailua, Oahu.
    • William E. Wilkerson, son of William E.and Estelle E. Wilkerson, King Keaulike High School, Pukalani, Maui.

Nominations at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy are not ranked.

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