Rep. Walberg Helps Jackson Teen Get Into Military Academy

By: News 10
By: News 10

A teenager from Jackson is one of several students to be accepted into a U.S. military academy after being nominated by Rep. Tim Walberg.

Forest Isenhour has been accepted to both West Point Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. We're told he has chosen to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both of his parents graduated from West Point.

Isenhour is a 4.0 student and made the Athletic Honor Roll for his participation in cross country and track during his sophomore and junior years at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Virginia.

Other students who received an appointment to attend a U.S. Military Academy include Abigail Mesaros and Louis Christopher Kurcz of Dexter High School, Nicholas Payne of Jonesville, Olivia Wiese of Onsted High School, Grayson Strouse of Blissfield High School/Schreiner University (Military Prep school), Benjamin Joseph Herrick of Saline High School and James Robert Straub of Chelsea High School.

“It’s an honor for me to nominate these bright and service-oriented young men and women and congratulate them on their appointments. I’m confident in their ability to continue making us proud as they join our nation’s finest and I wish them all the best in their immediate and future endeavors,” said Rep. Walberg following the nominations. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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