Four area high school students are among 51 Kansans nominated by Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., for appointments to the U. S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.
In a statement released by his office in Washington, D.C., Dole said he based his selections on the candidates' academic and leadership qualities.
Each service academy now will evaluate the nominees and make final appointments.
Dole's nominees to the U.S. Millitary Academy at West Point, N.Y., included Witold Grzymala-Busse, Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, and Gregory Harvie, Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Harvie.
Travis Lippert, Lawrence, son of Mrs. Fran Lantz, and Marci Stidham, Lawrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stidham, received nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.