Brown Announces Nomination of 12 Southwest Ohioans to U.S. Military Service Academies

Nominees Include Students from Butler, Champaign, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Warren Counties

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of 12 students from Butler, Champaign, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery and Warren Counties to attend U.S. Military Service Academies.

“Ohio schools are training young women and men who will be the next generation of military leaders. I am honored to nominate these outstanding students for our prestigious U.S. Military Service Academies,” said Brown. “These Ohioans embody the integrity and courage needed to represent and uphold the values of our nation. I am grateful for their dedication to serving our country.” 

Each year, Brown nominates students for each slot available at our nation’s service academies requiring congressional recommendations. This year, openings were available for Brown to nominate up to 20 students to the Air Force Academy and up to 10 students each to the Merchant Marine Academy, the Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The academies’ admissions board ultimately decides who receives an appointment. 

The nominations are based on the recommendation of a Service Academy Selection Advisory Committee, assembled by Brown. This committee – comprised of former academy graduates, active service members, veterans, parents of academy attendees, and community leaders from throughout the state – conducted rigorous interviews before selecting the final candidates. 

A list of southwest Ohio nominees is below:

 

County

City

Names

School

Academy

Butler

Liberty Township

Grace Keith

Lakota East High School

West Point

Greene

Beavercreek

Brian Rihm

Beavercreek High School

West Point

Montgomery

Dayton

Agatha Shafer

Oakwood High School

Naval Academy

Warren

Franklin

Sylvia Ferraro

Home School

Naval Academy

Montgomery

Dayton

Hunter Johns

Chaminade Julienne High School

Merchant Marine

Champaign

Urbana

Jared Weller

Marion Military Institute in Alabama

Merchant Marine Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

 

Sam Rieger

St. Xavier High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Warren

Maineville

Meghan Gostel

Kings High School

Air Force

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Destinee Byrd

Roger Bacon High School

Air Force

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Ian Hanthorn

Anderson High School

Air Force

Hamilton

Montgomery

 

Maxwell Deihl

Sycamore High School

Air Force

Butler

Middletown

Sam Price

Monroe High School

Air Force

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