Area high school graduates have been nominated to military academies


April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A young man set to graduate from the Treynor High School has received an appointment to the U-S Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Christopher M. Haijsman, of McClelland was appointed to the Academy for the 2013-2014 school year. Haijsman is the son of Sherry and Michael Haijsman.  He will graduate in May from Treynor High School.

Haijsman is a member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Quiz Bowl Team and participated in cross country.  He is a Cadet Commander in the Civil Air Patrol. Grassley said “Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor. Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity.” Iowa’s senior Senator wished Haijsman well, and thanked him for his commitment to serve our country.

Haijsman joins a number of other Iowa students who have been selected this year for admission to the U.S. service academies.  Included among them is Wilson Pingrey of Coon Rapids, who was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. All of the students were among the Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.

For more than 200 years, the academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.