U.S. Congressman Don Manuzllo has announced three local high school students will get free college educations at the Naval and Air Force Academies. His three press releases follow:
Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Geri Veilleux of Algonquin, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Geri will graduate in spring 2009 from Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. At Jacobs, Geri is a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a student advisor and a peer tutor.
Geri is also heavily involved in the Fox Valley Evangelical Church, where she is a Sunday School Assistant, Student Ministry Team Leader, and Vacation Bible School leader. She also traveled to New Orleans with the church to help repair and rebuild homes and churches devastated by the hurricanes.
At Jacobs, Geri is Captain of the Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country Teams. Geri is the daughter of Raymond and Valerie Veilleux of Algonquin.
Prairie Ridge High School Student
Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy
[CRYSTAL LAKE] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Michael Mourafetis of Crystal Lake, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Michael will graduate in June 2009 from Prairie Ridge High School. At Prairie Ridge, Michael is a member of the National Honor Society and was named a 2009 National Merit Commended Student. He received the Northern Illinois Hockey League Scholarship Award and was named Prairie Ridge High School Hockey Club Wolves Scholar Athlete of the Year last spring. He is also a Salvation Army bell ringer and a blood drive volunteer.
Michael is also Captain of the Varsity Hockey team and an all-star team selection. He is also a 1st dan black belt in Judo, a 1st dan black belt in kyuki-do, and a yellow belt in jui-jitsu. He participated in the USA Judo National Championships in 2006.
Michael is the son of William and Jennifer Mourafetis of Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake South High School Student
Appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy
[CRYSTAL LAKE] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Kurt Moehling of Crystal Lake, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Kurt will graduate in June 2009 from Crystal Lake South High School. At South, Kurt is a
member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), and the Gator Link Crew. He also is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and YMCA Youth and Government.
In addition, Kurt is a member of the Varsity Football and Varsity Track teams. He is the son of Steven and Ann Moehling of Crystal Lake.