[ROCKFORD] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Grant T. Swanson of Caledonia, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Grant will graduate next spring from Rockford Christian High School. At Rockford Christian, Grant is a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Class Co-President, a member of the Manchester Mavericks 4-H Club, and active in his church youth group. In the summer of 2006, Grant traveled with the youth group to Juarez, Mexico, to help build a home for a needy family. He has also helped with several other volunteer projects at his school, his church, and through 4-H.
Grant was also a member of the school’s Varsity Football Team, where he was named All-Conference his junior and senior years as a nose tackle. He also was a member of the track and baseball teams. Grant is the son of Dwight and Crystal Swanson of Caledonia.