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PRESS RELEASE: MSJ Student Nominated for Service Academies

posted Jan 2, 2014, 7:48 PM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 7:49 PM ]

Contact: Keturah Tallon, Mount Saint Joseph Academy– ktallon@msjvermont.org(802)775-0151


Claire Schmelzenbach one of only twenty-seven Vermonters to receive a nomination

RUTLAND, VERMONT- Mount Saint Joseph Academy Senior Claire Schmelzenbach has been nominated for admission to the United States Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and Merchant Marine Academy.  She received service academy nominations from both of Vermont's U.S. Senators, as well as Vermont’s Congressman.  

Being nominated for a service academy is a tremendous honor, which only 27 Vermonters received this year.  The nominees now wait to see if they are granted an appointment to one of the academies for which they have been nominated.

Miss Schmelzenbach is the President of the MSJ student government, and leads the MSJ social justice committee and the choir.  She has consistently been an honor roll student throughout her high school career.  She also plays multiple sports, including soccer, basketball, and track, and she was an integral part of this fall’s very successful MSJ soccer team. 

Claire Schmelzenbach is the daughter of Thomas and Jeanne Schmelzenbach.  Her sister, Monica, is also a student at MSJ. 

Located at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century.  For more information, please visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.