U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced yesterday that he has nominated Bridget Krumholz of Minnetonka for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
If chosen for an appointment by the academy, Krumholz, the daughter of Michael and LaDonna of Minnetonka, would be part of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy class of 2017 and would enter this fall.
“I am very pleased to nominate Bridget Krumholz to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” Sen. Franken said. “Each year, I nominate several talented young Minnesotans to our nation’s military academies because of their strong character, academic and athletic achievements, and demonstrated leadership ability. I have no doubt that Bridget has the ability to excel at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and become a successful future leader in our nation’s military.”
Krumholz, currently a senior at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, has captained the nordic skiing and lacrosse teams and played varsity soccer. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and student government. She also received the Presidential Volunteer Award for 150+ hours of service at Methodist Hospital.
The individual service academies make the final admission decisions and begin notifying nominees of their status in February.