Congressional delegation recognizes United States Service Academy nominee from Bennington

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BENNINGTON — U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch recently recognized 22 young Vermonters who are nominated to United States Service

Academies to be members of the Class of 2024.

At an annual reception in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont State House, nominees on Saturday received nomination certificates signed by each member of the Vermont Congressional Delegation.

This year Gabriel Niles of Bennington, from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy, was among the nominees.

He was nominated by Leahy and Welch through a competitive vetting process.