U.S. Senator Bob Menendez recently the 20, young New Jerseyans accepted this year to the four U.S. military service academies, including several from Bergen County.
The nominees were joined by family, friends, and the military academy screeners who recommended them for appointment and are:
- Jack Simpson, Ridgewood (Ridgewood High School, U.S. Military Academy at West Point)
- Peter Nestrowitz, Twp. of Washington (Paramus Catholic High School, U.S. Naval Academy)
- Christian Pearson, Teaneck (Teaneck High School, U.S. Naval Academy)
“Our military academies accept only the best of the best to become the next generation of officers to lead our forces in the protection of our nation and our freedoms,” Sen. Menendez said. “I am so proud of these extraordinary young New Jerseyans willing to serve our country. They will represent our state well, and I wish them the very best of luck as they embark on this new adventure.”