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Portland student nominated to U.S. Naval Academy

A high school senior from Portland, N.D., is among six young North Dakotans nominated by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., for appointment to the nation's military academies.

A high school senior from Portland, N.D., is among six young North Dakotans nominated by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., for appointment to the nation's military academies.

Eric Fugleberg, 17, an all-around athlete and scholar at May-Port High School, has been nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

"He hasn't decided yet where he's going to go, and he's really torn about it," his mother, Nancy Fugleberg, told the Herald. "His father is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, and his grandfather was in the military, too."

Eric has played basketball, football and baseball at May-Port. He is an Eagle Scout and was vice president of his junior class and a delegate to North Dakota Boys State.

In an application essay, he wrote, "By attending an academy and becoming a member of the U.S. military, I will fulfill a duty I have to this country."

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Conrad said the six young men he nominated "are some of the best and the brightest" in the state. His nominations are part of a long application process, with final appointments determined by the academies.

In addition to Fugleberg, Conrad announced these appointments today:

_ Roger Herrmann, Bismarck, U.S. Naval Academy.

_ Jarad Wolf, Glen Ullin, and Kohl Koppinger, Dickinson, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

_ Thane Hillig, West Fargo, and Joshua Melom, Minot, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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