Military academy nominations announced


Rep. Davidson nominates 19 from 8th District

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TROY, Ohio — Congressman Warren Davidson (R-Troy) announced the nomination of 19 students of the 8th District for the United States Service Academies. The congressman will personally congratulate the nominees at a ceremony on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Securing a nomination, either Congressional or from another nominating source, is a required step in the academy application process.

Rep. Davidson made nominations based on proven leadership ability, academic accomplishment, athletic achievement, and extracurricular activities. An 11-member advisory board consisting of former military and community leaders aided Davidson in the interview and vetting process. A nomination, however, does not guarantee admittance to any of the service academies.

“As a graduate of the United States Military Academy, I know the vital role the service academies play in equipping leaders for our active force. First and foremost, we want young people who want to serve and lead on active duty,” said Davidson. “Then, we want to ensure that those people have the intellect, athletic ability and moral character to complete the demanding path through graduation and serve with distinction. We are blessed to have found so many young students who have those qualifications and are willing to serve our nation.”

Members who attend the U.S. Service Academies commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation.

The U.S. Service Academies are some of the most competitive higher education institutions in the nation. The U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy rank 13th and 15th respectively on the lowest college acceptance rates.

Rep. Davidson announced nominations for the following students from Ohio’s 8th District (Note: several students earned nominations to multiple academies):

U.S. Air Force Academy:

Seth D’Allessandris – Randolph-Macon Academy

Jonathan Gill – Marion Military Institute

Ryan Gracia-Rodriguez – St. Xavier High School

Isaac Gruver – Fairfield High School

Andrew Harrison – Lakota East High School

John Hayes – Cincinnati Christian High School

Anna Holder – Monroe High School

Nicholas Noyen – Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Jacoby Ward – U.S. Air Force Preparatory School

Abbigayle Weaver – Edgewood High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:

Isaac Brown – Troy High School

Danielle Mannier – Miami East High School

U.S. Naval Academy:

Milan Bess – Newton High School

Isaac Brown – Troy High School

Olivia DiCarlo – Mt. Notre Dame High School

Austin Grote – Greenville High School

Anna Holder – Monroe High School

Danielle Mannier – Miami East High School

Alexandyr Siemann – Tecumseh High School

Taylor Staton – Miami University

Andrew Walsh – Badin High School

U.S. Military Academy (West Point):

Genevieve Broom – New Mexico Military Institute

Anna Holder – Monroe High School

Taylor Staton – Miami University

Andrew Walsh – Badin High School

Abbigayle Weaver – Edgewood High School

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Rep. Davidson nominates 19 from 8th District

Staff report