Guam – Jerick T. Sablan has been appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York.
Jerick is the son of Eric F. and Janice T. Sablan of Yona and Malojloj respectively and the grandson of M/Mrs. Enrique Q. Sablan (Yona) and M/Mrs. Jose M. Tedtaotao (Malojloj).
In April 2003, Jerick and his family departed Guam due to his father’s military orders and attended Mokapu Elementary, St. Anthony’s Middle School and graduated from Damien Memorial High School in 2010 and was a member of the schools Outrigger Paddle Team.
Jerick recently completed a ten-month USMMA Preparatory School Program at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.
Jerick was nominated by Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and competed with nominees nationwide for admission into the Merchant Marine Academy. The Merchant Marine Academy’s board selected Jerick based on his academic achievements, leadership, extracurricular activities, community involvement, honor and integrity.