Congressman Joe Donnelly has nominated 17 students for U.S. Service academies.
Among those nominated is Chance Blankenship, son of Judge Patrick and Teresa Blankenship of Winamac. Blankenship has been nominated for both the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and West Point Academy located on the Hudson River in New York state.
Others nominated in our area are: Cody Strange of Walkerton, Andrea Canacci of Culver and Nathan Turner of LaPorte. Both Canacci and Turner are Culver Academies students.