The following Maine students have received nominations as candidates to the U.S. military academies from U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Some students have been nominated to more than one academy. They are:

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Joseph Baumann, Leeds, Leavitt Area High; Montana Braxton, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Elizabeth High; Laura Anna Cutler, Winter Harbor, Phillips Exeter Academy; Sarah Eaton, Cherryfield, Narraguagus High; Emma Knapp, Fryeburg, Vicenza High School (Italy); Abby L’Abbe, Topsham, St. Dominic Academy; Anna Lastra, Fryeburg, Fryeburg Academy; Eloise Lienert, Brunswick, Brunswick High; Taylor Perkins, Gorham, Gorham High; Scott Pierce, Auburn, Buckfield High; G. Nicholas Rozsahegyi, Rockport, Camden Hills Regional High; Abigail Runnells, Saco, Thornton Academy; Cody Veilleux, Waterville, Waterville High; Jack Venden, Yarmouth, Yarmouth High; Tyler Waaler, Yarmouth, Yarmouth High.

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

Emma Begin, Chelsea, Hall-Dale High; Emma Bonner, Easton, Easton Senior High; Blake Bourassa, Bangor, Bangor High; Seth Davis, Liberty, Mount View High; Elaine Dudley, North Waterboro, Massabesic High; Sarah Eaton, Cherryfield, Narraguagus High; Todd Gustaitis, Otisfield, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High; Chase Harkins, Bethel, Gould Academy; Emma Knapp, Fryeburg, Vicenza High School (Italy); Anna Lastra, Fryeburg, Fryeburg Academy; Steven Minns, Wilton, Mount Blue High; Taylor Perkins, Gorham, Gorham High; Kyle Rosado, Freeport, Freeport High; Abby Runnells, Saco, Thornton Academy; Felix Thibodeau, Hermon, Nokomis Regional High; Jackson Vail, Waldoboro, Medomak Valley High; Cody Veilleux, Waterville, Waterville Senior High.

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Luke Arsenault, Manchester, Kents Hill School; Emma Begin, Chelsea, Hall-Dale High; Emma Bonner, Easton, Easton Senior High; Blake Bourassa, Bangor, Bangor High; Sean Bowers, Scarborough, Scarborough High; Rebekah Bryant, Monmouth, Monmouth Academy; Matthew Claar, Falmouth, Falmouth High; Martin Dioli, Yarmouth, Salisbury School; Candace Doughty, Brewer, Brewer High; Connor Grant, Houlton, Houlton High; Cody Hart, Lebanon, Noble High; Evan Hulstrom, York, York High; Gordon McCulloh, Kennebunk, Maine School of Science & Mathematics; Cassidy Osgood, Cherryfield, Narraguagus High; Meredith Picard, Troy, Mount View High; Scott Pierce, Auburn, Buckfield High; Abigail Runnells, Saco, Thornton Academy.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

Gail Johnson, Portland, Waynflete; Matthew McCarty, Gorham, Gorham High; Cooper Siepert, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Elizabeth High; Christopher Tomascak, Portland, Portland High.

The Amvets Department of Maine recently elected Jerry L. DeWitt of New Gloucester as its new commander. DeWitt also serves as the chairman for the L/A Veterans Council and as co-chair of the L/A Maine Military Community Network. He is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Franco American War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Cold War Veterans. DeWitt is employed at Tri County Mental Health Services in Lewiston as the veterans outreach project coordinator.