WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Yorktown residents Ian Tumulty, Kenneth Brown and Teresa DeVino were among the 29 area students honored last week by Congresswoman Nita Lowey at her annual Service Academy Recognition Ceremony.

At the ceremony, the students were nominated into our nation's various service academies—U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy.

“These distinguished young Americans have answered the call to duty,” Lowey said. “I commend their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success in service to our nation. It’s an honor to work with local veterans, who have made great sacrifices to our nation, to nominate such impressive young men and women to the service academies.”

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Tumulty, a Lakeland High School student, was nominated to the United States Naval Academy; Brown, a John F. Kennedy Catholic High School student, was nominated to the United States Military Academy; and DeVino, a John F. Kennedy Catholic High School student, was nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

The nominees come from many communities in the 17th Congressional District, including 11 nominees from Rockland and 18 from Westchester. As of today, eight students have been accepted by an academy for admission this summer and others may still receive offers of appointment. The ceremony took place at the White Plains Public Library.