A Casper student made Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi's list of nominees to the United States military academies for 2018.

Ethan Frank, of Casper, was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, according to an announcement from Enzi's office.

"Every year, Wyoming students demonstrate their patriotism and willingness to serve their country by applying to our service academies," Enzi said in the statement. "Apart from a quality education, the service academies open doors and provide a unique set of experiences that graduates will carry with them throughout their careers."

"It's an honor to nominate these Wyoming students," Enzi concluded.

Receiving a nomination from a senator is the first step for students seeking an appointment to an academy. Each academy -- the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy -- will make a final selection once the nomination process is complete.

Here is the full list of Enzi's nominees.