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Sen. Kevin Cramer nominates 3 North Dakotans for military academies

The nominees are Mikko Vallis of Grand Forks, Elyssa Heppner of Buxton and Zachary Schwab of Fargo.

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FARGO — U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer announced Tuesday, Nov. 22, that he's nominated three North Dakotans to U.S. military academies.

The nominees are Mikko Vallis of Grand Forks, Elyssa Heppner of Buxton and Zachary Schwab of Fargo.

Vallis was nominated to the U.S Air Force Academy. He's involved in track and field, piano, photography and block coding. He's a volunteer at the Grand Forks Parks Department.

Vallis is the son of Abegail Vallis and Michael Vallis, a sergeant at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Heppner was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. She's involved in track and field, Central Valley band, Academic Olympic team and bass guitar. She serves as student council president, works at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville and volunteers at Sunday school.

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Heppner is the daughter of Donald and Kathleen Heppner.

Schwab was nominated to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). His activities include National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, pole vaulting and weightlifting. He's president of the choir and leader of the drum line's cymbal section. He works as a student technician for West Fargo Public Schools.

Schwab is the son of Larry Schwab and Laura Lenca.

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