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Students get academy nomination

Johnson recommends Morris, Griffiths

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has named two students who have been nominated to U.S. Service Academies for this year.

According to Johnson’s communications director Ben Keeler, Wyatt Morris, of Fairland High School, and Isabella Griffiths, of St. Joseph Catholic School, were nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

The two were among several others nominated by the congressman.

“I’m excited to share with you my nominees for admission to a United States Service Academy for the Fall of 2019” Johnson said in a post on Facebook. “This nomination process is one of my most important responsibilities as your representative. Furthermore, this select group of young men and women leaders should give everyone a great deal of confidence in the future of both our country and our military. These students all possess excellent credentials and would be a great addition to our Service Academies.”

Johnson, as well as Ohio’s U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, make nominations to the academies each year.

The deadline is Sept. 20. For information, contact Johnson, Brown or Portsman’s offices or visit https://billjohnson.house.gov/constituentservices/serviceacademynominations.htm online.