Two Lehighton Area High School students are among those nominated by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta for the United States service academies.
Nicholas Donald Mantz, son of David and Judy Mantz of Andreas, was nominated to the both the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Military Academy, New York, and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Also nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy was Zachary Tyler Coleman, son of Amy and LeRoy Coleman Jr. of Lehighton, a student at Lehighton High School.
"Students who seek a nomination to the service academies of the United States choose to pursue challenging academic courses combined with a high level of discipline and personal responsibility. The students who sought nominations from my office were highly qualified, and all should be pleased with their accomplishments," Barletta said. "I'm proud to nominate these students to our nation's service academies, and I wish them success as they move on to the next level."
Other students nominated to the U.S. Military Academy are: Cooper Joseph Nordquist, son of Joseph and Gail Nordquist of East Stroudsburg, a student at Stroudsburg High School; Rex Aziz Sheikh, son of Kathleen and Feroz Sheikh of Mountain Top, a student at George Washington University and a graduate of Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre; Matthew Robert Wolfel, son of Kimberly and Robert Wolfel Jr. of Jessup, a student at Valley View High School; James Joseph Catina, son of Janet and Jerry Catina of Stroudsburg, a student at Stroudsburg High School; and Fabio Peralta, son of Ana Cuesta of Tobyhanna, a student at Pocono Mountain West High School.
Others nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy are: Daniel Lane Jensen, son of Charles and Virginia Jensen of Stroudsburg, a student at Faith Christian School in Roseto; MacKenzie Stuart Tasetano, son of Frank and Kathi Tasetano of Stroudsburg, a student at Stroudsburg High School; James Joseph Chimola Jr., son of Beth and James Chimola Sr. of Plains, a student at Coughlin High School; Nickolas Forsberg, son of Margaret and David Forsberg of Mountain Top, a student at Crestwood High School; Colin Stephen Carey, son of Craig and Jackie Carey of Old Forge, a student at Old Forge High School; and James Joseph Catina, son of Janet and Jerry Catina of Stroudsburg, a student at Stroudsburg High School.