Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) proudly announced the appointments of three Westmoreland County students to United States service academies.

Chase Clemence, son of Gerald and Jennifer Clemence, attends Greensburg Salem High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and student council. Clemence is a member of the tennis team. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kiera Flanigan, daughter of Peter and Christiann Flanigan, attends Greensburg Salem High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She plays lacrosse and soccer. In her free time, she serves as a volunteer for the Carnegie Museum of Natural Powdermill Nature Reserve. Flanigan accepted her offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Zachary Rocco, son of James and Monica Rocco, attends Penn Trafford High School where he is a member of the Engineering Club and Mock Trial. He plays tennis. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

"Nominating students to the service academies is one of the greatest honors of my office," said Senator Toomey. "I am proud to announce the appointments of Chase Clemence, Kiera Flanigan, and Zachary Rocco. These exceptional students underwent a very competitive nomination process and demonstrated that they possess the necessary qualities to be successful at our U.S. service academies. I wish Chase, Kiera, and Zachary the best with all of their future endeavors."