Four students from Knox County have been nominated by U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to the United States military academies.

Kyle Nolan of Camden and Collin Downs of Lincolnville, both students at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, have been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Cy McGready of Thomaston has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He is a student at Georges Valley High School in Thomaston.

Lily Van Steenberg of Union, a student at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King Point, N.Y.

“We are honored to nominate such an impressive group of Maine students to our nation’s distinguished service academies,” said Sens. Snowe and Collins in a joint statement. “The nominees have earned this honor through a commitment to strong scholarship, leadership, and character.”