Thune nominates Vermillion senior Congressman John Thune has announced that he has nominated Courtney Nelsen of Vermillion to the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy. Nelsen is a senior at Vermillion High School. She is the daughter of Dennis and Constance Nelsen.
Thune's East River Service Academy Advisory Board interviewed Nelsen on Saturday, Dec. 4. The academies will determine which of Thune's nominees receive offers of appointment for the class entering this summer.
"I was impressed with the caliber and talent of the outstanding young South Dakotans who applied," Thune said.