U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, recently honored the 30 students from Westchester and Rockland counties she nominated for admission to the nation’s service academies — the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. So far, eight students have been accepted for admission this summer.
Port Chester High School student Christopher Mott of Port Chester has been nominated to the Merchant Marine Academy.
Lowey also paid tribute to Joseph P. Murphy of Rye, a retired Naval officer, who for 22 years served as the chairman of her all-volunteer, non-partisan Service Academy Review Board.