Willmar Students to Attend Service Academies

Jun 11, 2015 Issues: Veterans

(Detroit Lakes, Minn.) -- Congressman Collin Peterson is pleased to announce that Jonathan Linden and Trey Tollefson, both graduates of Willmar Senior High, have received appointments to attend U.S. Service Academies.

Jonathan Linden was offered and accepted an appointment to West Point, and will be reporting for Cadet Basic Training during the summer.

“It was a pleasure to nominate Jonathan not only because of his outstanding academic and extra-curricular work, but also because he has shown great leadership in his community,” Peterson said. “Jonathan has a great passion for military history and has a strong desire to serve our country.”

Along with his academic accomplishments, Jonathan has participated in many activities such as baseball, wrestling, basketball, student council, Willmar Fire Explorers, National Honor Society and Boys State.

Jonathan is the son of Thomas and Cindy Linden.

Trey Tollefson was offered and accepted an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

“I nominated Trey because he had an impressive record in academics and athletics, and because of his demonstrated leadership in his church and community,” Peterson said. “After learning about his unwavering commitment to serving our country, I knew he would make a great cadet.”

Trey has been active in activities like football, hockey, baseball, track, speech and Boys State, and logged many hours as a private pilot.

He is the son of Dan and Julie Tollefson.