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Ironton native receives service academy nomination

Published 10:08am Monday, December 30, 2013

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MARIETTA – Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) recently announced service academy nominations from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District.

Mia Wilson, an Ironton High School graduate and who is in the United States Air Force Academy, was nominated from Lawrence County.

“It is truly an honor to announce the nomination of these outstanding young Ohioans to one of the United States Service Academies for the Class of 2018,” Johnson said. “This interview process left me with a great feeling of optimism for America’s future. This highly motivated group of candidates gave me both a great deal of confidence in the future of our military leadership, and the knowledge that they will represent Eastern and Southeastern Ohio well. Sometimes we only hear or read negative stories, but the commitment and patriotism demonstrated by so many local young people is something that should fill us all with inspiration and hope. I wish all of these young men and women the best as they continue through the final stages of the appointment process, and in everything that lies ahead for them.”

The following students were also nominated to a United States Service Academy:

Jacob Arai, Steubenville Central Catholic High School / United States Naval Academy

Drew Bennett, Canfield High School / United States Naval Academy

Zachary Cain, Springfield High School / United States Naval Academy

Trent Ciechomski, Linsley School (St. Clairsville) / United States Air Force Academy

Elliott Clark, Parkersburg High School (Belpre) / United States Military Academy

Colton Ervin, Wellston High School / United States Air Force Academy

Joseph Houk, Beaver High School / United States Naval Academy

Kaylee Kilbert, Canfield High School / United States Naval Academy

Abraham Melnick, South Range High School / United States Military Academy

Owen Moore, Gallia Academy High School / United States Air Force Academy

Jennifer Morris, Canfield High School / United States Naval Academy

Jonathan Morton, Buckeye Trail High School / United States Military Academy

Katelyn Pollock, Edison High School / United States Naval Academy

Connor Sharp, West Branch High School / United States Air Force Academy

Zachary Riggenbach, Martins Ferry High School / United States Military Academy

Frederick Schlueter, West Branch High School / United States Naval Academy

Griffin Stanley, Gallia Academy High School / United States Military Academy

Rep. Johnson was assisted in the process by a five member, non-partisan, volunteer 6th Congressional District Service Academy Nomination Board. The board conducted interviews with applicants in November at Zane State College in Cambridge.

After applications and test scores were reviewed by Johnson and the board, 18 students were recommended for nomination.

The applicants still must meet the requirements of each individual service academy; each academy will make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission for the fall of 2014.

 

 

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