Jacob Pipho of Decorah and Nicholas Dietzenbach of Cresco were among the area students nominated by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst to the United States’ Service Academies.
Pipho was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Dietzenbach was nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
“As a mother of a West Point cadet and a company commander who served over 23 years in uniform, one of the Senate duties I enjoy most each year is nominating outstanding Iowa students, and America’s future leaders, to our nation’s Service Academies,” said Senator Ernst. “Every single one of this year’s bright applicants have demonstrated their skill and hard work, and I’m so pleased to support them as they take the next step in their journey and begin down the path of serving our nation.”