A local student has been nominated by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst to be considered for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
Ernst nominated Nathan Betts of Dyersville for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Each year, Senator Ernst has the responsibility of nominating Iowa students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy at West Point and Merchant Marine Academy. A total of 41 students were nominated this year for the Class of 2022.