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Maui Students Among Nominees For US Service Academies

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Senator Schatz with 2019 Service Academy Nominees who received Offers of Appointment. These students are currently attending a military service academy. Photo courtesy: Brian Schatzʻs office.

US Sen. Brian Schatz announced the names of 33 students nominated to attend one of our nation’s service academies on Thursday.

Kai Preseault of Seabury Hall, Jamahl Adams of Lānaʻi High School, and Michael Kalalau of Kamehameha Schools Maui were among the nominees named.

The four service academies are: the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.


“The students who attend our country’s service academies represent the best the United States has to offer,” said Senator Schatz. “I look forward to seeing these young men and women grow into the next generation of military leaders.”

Applicants were considered based on their ability to successfully meet the rigorous demands for the undergraduate education and training of officers of the United States Armed Forces, as well as their demonstrated leadership skills through athletics and other organizations, and an overall commitment to the military, the community, and our country. Nominees will now be considered for appointment by the U.S. Service Academies.

Here is a full list of the nominees:


United States Air Force Academy

  • Teague Adams, Hilo, Kamehameha Schools-Hawai‘i
  • Shelby Boyd, Honolulu, Henry J. Kaiser High School
  • Charles Butz, Waialua, Radford High School
  • Cameron Coffelt, Kaneohe, Punahou School
  • Natalie Collat, Honolulu, Punahou School
  • Jenson Ryan Garcia, Waipahu, Punahou School
  • Landen Kukahiwa, Hilo, Kamehameha Schools-Hawai‘i
  • Conner MacPherson, Kaneohe, Homeschool
  • Luke Palalay, Kaneohe, Moanalua High School
  • Brandon Pang, Kailua, Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama

United States Military Academy

  • Jamahl Adams, Lanai City, Lanai High School
  • Chad Domingo, Waipahu, Campbell High School
  • Elhadji Kone, Honolulu, Radford High School
  • Dillon Lundberg, Waianae, Punahou School
  • Conner MacPherson, Kaneohe, Homeschool
  • Quinn Maretzki, Honolulu, Punahou School
  • Andrew Raymond, Wahiawa, Culver Military Academy
  • Cloud Rodin, Hilo, Hilo High School
  • Kellen Rae Tanaka, Honolulu, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Dynah Tuia’ana, Waianae, La Pietra School

United States Naval Academy

  • Keli Hanley, Hilo, Hilo High School
  • Michael Kalalau, Kahului, Kamehameha Schools-Maui/UH
  • Akalea Kapono, Kailua, USNA Prep/Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama
  • Ethan Landt, Waikoloa, Kanu ‘O Ka Aina NCPCS
  • Maxwell Lee, Honolulu, Punahou School
  • Scott Lyons, Mililani, Saint Louis School
  • Noah McCloud, Honolulu, Iolani School
  • Kai Preseault, Kula, Seabury Hall
  • Vincent Terrell, Honolulu, Punahou School
  • Kallen Wachi, Hanapepe, Waimea High School

United States Merchant Marine Academy

  • Keli Hanley, Hilo, Hilo High School
  • Aimi Imagawa, Kapolei, Island Pacific Academy
  • Kallen Wachi, Hanapepe, Waimea High School

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