Wentworth Military Academy and College Cadets Receive Appointments to the Air Force Academy.

Wentworth Military Academy and College Cadets Receive Appointments to the Air Force Academy.

Six Cadets selected to receive appointments to the United States Air Force Academy.

2015 WMA Falcons
From Left to right. COL Tim Casey, CDT Amanda Miller, CDT Emma Lindberg, CDT Jeffrey Austin, CDT Luke Easton, CDT Paige Ramirez, CDT Nicole Severson)

Wentworth Military Academy and College has announced that six college freshmen cadets have been selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado. Cadets Jeffrey Austin, of Pringle, Pennsylvania, Luke Easton of Spring Texas, Emma Lindberg of Shepherdstown, WV, Amanda Miller of Lakeville, MN, Paige Ramirez of Wood Dale, IL and Nicole Severson of Laverne, MN, have received appointments to attend the USAFA beginning next fall.

The United States Air Force Academy is a military school for officer candidates for the United States Air Force and was founded in 1954. Its campus is located north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado. It is extremely difficult to be selected to the USAFA. According to their website, in 2012, the acceptance rate was 12%.

Wentworth Military Academy and College is one of eight institutions authorized by the Falcon Foundation to host the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Falcon program. Fully qualified candidates identified by the USAFA Admissions Directorate are provided a scholarship from the Falcon Foundation and given the opportunity to attend a preparatory school for one year. These Falcon Scholars must reapply and qualify for entrance to the USAFA. For 22 consecutive years, 100% of Wentworth Falcons have met the USAFA requirements for acceptance and earned their appointments. The Falcon program at Wentworth is a total immersion into military training, challenging academics and character development, all of which provide a competitive edge essential to success at the Air Force Academy. All six of the Cadets participating in the Falcon program received appointments to USAFA, continuing Wentworth’s 100% Falcon to USAFA acceptance rate.

Colonel Mike Lierman, Wentworth Military Academy and College President, was very impressed with this year’s Falcon Cadets. “I am very proud of each of these young men and women for their accomplishments,” said Colonel Lierman. “They each have done an outstanding job this year and have attained their goal of receiving their appointments to the Air Force Academy. We are truly proud of them and look forward to seeing them become officers in the U. S. Air Force.”

For more information on the Wentworth Military Academy and College Falcon Program contact the Falcon Program Sponsor, Colonel (retired) Tim Casey, Academic Dean, at tcasey@wma.edu or by calling 660-259- 6040 – or text at 816-456-0931.