Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Appointments

FORT WAYNE – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that five students from Indiana’s Third Congressional District have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2025.

Said Rep. Banks: “These five young Hoosier have already displayed remarkable leadership ability, hard work and most of all, patriotism. Over the next four years they’ll undergo a rigorous and uplifting education, and for the five years after that, they’ll serve America in uniform. I commend their eagerness to serve, and wish Isaac Coohon, Colby Fleming, William Luker, Sarah Platt and William Schneider the best as they head down the path towards what will surely be challenging and fulfilling careers in the United States’ military.”  


Isaac Coohon – United States Air Force Academy

Isaac Coohon is headed to the United States Air Force Academy this summer after graduating from Leo High School. While at Leo, Isaac exhibited exceptional dedication to his studies and extra-curricular commitments. He is civic-minded, and he has made it a priority to give back to his community through volunteer work. Isaac seeks to be a “servant leader,” influencing his peers with humility, accountability, and integrity.

Colby Fleming – United States Military Academy

Colby Fleming will be attending the United States Military Academy this summer after finishing his first year at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. A Homestead High School graduate, Colby excelled in academics and in sports, as well as being involved in clubs and campus life. Colby is eager to attend the USMA because he desires a “highly regimented, physically and academically challenging environment” which will prepare him for a career serving his nation.

William Luker – United States Military Academy

William Luker is going to the United States Military Academy after graduating from Eastside Jr. Sr. High School. Aside from achieving excellent grades, William has a long list of extracurricular activities ranging from BETA club to farmhand. As captain of his high school football and wrestling teams, he has proven a natural leader. William’s strong work ethic is evident in every endeavor he undertakes, and he hopes the USMA will provide him another opportunity to work earnestly towards excellence.

Sarah Platt – United States Military Academy

Sarah Platt is excited to be attending the United States Military Academy where she will be a member of the swim team. Graduating 10th in her class, Sarah was an exemplary student, athlete, and musician at DeKalb High School. In the classroom and in the pool, she led by example. Sarah strives for excellence in whatever she does, and she plans to apply that same level of dedication as she pursues her education at the USMA.

William Schneider – United States Naval Academy

William “Will” Schneider is headed to the United States Naval Academy after finishing his first year at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His desire to serve and protect his nation began at an early age as he admired a family member serving in law enforcement. A graduate of Carroll High School, Will demonstrated intelligence and responsibility by achieving superb grades while also immersing himself in sports, clubs, and other extracurriculars. His superiors describe him as being a leader with the heart of a servant; together these qualities make him an ideal fit for the USNA.


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