Brown Announces Nomination of 13 Northeast Ohioans to U.S. Military Service Academies

Nominees Include Students from Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Summit Counties

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of 13 students from Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina and Summit 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 northeast Ohio nominees is below:

County

City

Names

School

Academy

Lorain

Avon

Luke Masisak

Avon High School

West Point

Summit

Stow

Jacob Bukowski

Stow Munroe Falls High School

West Point

Cuyahoga

Olmsted Falls

Claudia Schuh

Olmsted Falls High School

West Point

Lake

Mentor

Mark Bobinski

Marion Military Institute in Alabama

West Point

Mahoning

Boardman

Owen Lewis

Ursuline High School

Naval Academy

Medina

Wadsworth

Jordan Barnhart

Wadsworth High School

Naval Academy

Cuyahoga

Highland Heights

John Paul Chalhoub

John Carroll University

Naval Academy

Mahoning

Campbell

 

James Burley Jackson

Campbell Memorial High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Summit

New Franklin

Anna Hercules

Manchester High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Lorain

Sheffield Lake

 

Imani Cunningham

New Mexico Military Academy

Merchant Marine Academy

Medina

Wadsworth

Nathan Dietrich

Wadsworth High School

Air Force

Summit

Stow

 

Ray Benson

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL

Air Force

Lorain

Lorain

 

Christian Velez

Amherst Steele High School

Air Force

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