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Vitter announces Service Academy appointments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNOE 8 News)  – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) announced twelve Louisiana nominees that have been appointed to military service academies.

 "I'm very proud of all of these impressive students for their appointments to these service academies," Vitter said. "Attending a service academy is a real honor and a great opportunity for students to serve our country and obtain a post-secondary education."

Taylor Marie Tonnies has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is from Bossier City and attends Louisiana School of Math, Sciences and the Arts. Her parents are Keith and Linda Tonnies.

Jonathan Dorsey has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a freshman at LSU. He graduated from CE Byrd in Shreveport. His parents are John and Kay Dorsey.

Christopher Henry has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a freshman at LSU-Baton Rouge and graduated from Alfred Barbe High School in Lake Charles. His parents are Shawn Henry and Nadine Dickerson.

Brandon Paulsen has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is graduating from Lakeshore High School in Mandeville. His parents are Dwight and Leslie Paulsen.

Jesse Hobson has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is graduating from Slidell High School. His parents are Jesse and Wendy Hobson.

Justin Bourgeois has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is graduating from South Lafourche High School. His parents are Kendal Guillory and Rhonda Courville.

Zachary Kosin has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is graduating from Calvary Baptist School in Shreveport. His parents are Daniel and Rosana Kosin.

Eleanor Jurgensen has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She is graduating from Bolton High School in Alexandria. Her parents are Michael and Melanie Jurgensen.

Christopher Wilson has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is from Metairie and is graduating from Jesuit High School. His parents are Paul Wilson and Janel Raymond.

Caroline Korndorffer has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. She is from New Orleans and is completing her high school degree through Stanford University's online high school program. Her parents are Dr. James Korndorferr and Dr. Melanie Korndorffer.

Austin Armand has been appoint4ed to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a student at Southeastern Louisiana University. His parents are Kenneth and Karon Armand.

Kyle Salles has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is from Luling and is graduating from Hahnville High School. His parents are Michael and Kathy Salles.

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