Laurel student nominated by Tester accepted to Naval Academy

Senator: Studiner “a fine addition to Montana’s rich history of military service”

(U.S. Senate) – A Laurel High School student nominated by U.S. Senator Jon Tester has been accepted to the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Tester today said Ethan Studiner, 18, “will make a fine addition to Montana’s rich history of military service.”

Ethan is an accomplished musician, garnering ‘superior’ ratings for his classical guitar skills. He also served as pitcher on the state championship winning American Legion baseball team. In his free time, Ethan dedicates himself to Eagle Mount, where he helps disabled children ski.  

Studiner is also a member of the National Honor Society.

“Ethan is a sharp young man, dedicated to serving our country and armed with an uncommon determination,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  “It’s not hard to see how his character will make him a valuable leader.  Folks across our state are rightfully proud of Ethan and his family.”

Studiner is one of 31 Montana students Tester nominated to military academies based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities.  He is the third student nominated by Tester to be accepted to a military academy for the class of 2015.

Montanans interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future are encouraged to do so online at Tester’s website, HERE.