Red River senior accepted into the U.S Air Force Academy

Campbell Dorsey, a senior at Red River, was nominated to the academy in November by Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D.

Campbell Dorsey, a Red River High School senior, has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy. She was nominated by Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D. in Nov. 2021.
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GRAND FORKS — A Red River High School student has been accepted into the U.S Air Force Academy.

Campbell Dorsey, a senior at Red River, was nominated to the academy in November by Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D. According to a release from Armstrong’s office, Dorsey was accepted into the USAFA for the fall 2022 semester on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

“We are proud of Campbell for her admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy,” Armstrong said. “Her dedication to her studies, extracurriculars, and community have earned her this honor. I am confident she will represent North Dakota and our country well.”

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Dorsey’s parents are Brent and Susannah Dorsey. Her father served in the Air Force for more than 20 years, and his service inspired her to seek a similar path.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and so appreciative to the many that have supported me along my journey to this point,” Dorsey said. “I am beyond excited to begin this new chapter of my life. I have no doubt that I will face many challenges, however, I look forward to facing them with other young individuals who are as eager as me to make an impact on the world.”


At Red River, Dorsey’s extracurricular activities include cross country, track & field, DECA, Velvetones, student council and National Honor Society.

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

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