Keemiya Pourmonir, Pittston, has accepted an appointment to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn-in as a member of the Class of 2017 on July 1. Pourmonir, who attends Milton Hershey School, was recognized for her superior academic achievements and leadership potential. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and less than 300 appointments are offered annually. Cadets receive a full-tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard. Pourmonir is the daughter of Careen and Sharooz Pourmonir. She is the granddaughter of George and Joy Butwin, Wilkes-Barre.