Brown Announces Nomination of 40 Ohioans to U.S. Military Service Academies

Nominees Include Students from 25 Counties Who Could Attend West Point, Merchant Marine, and Naval Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of 40 students from 25 counties to attend U.S. Military Service Academies.

“Ohio schools are training young men and women 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 Military Academy at West Point; up to 10 students to the Merchant Marine Academy; and up to 10 students to the Naval Academy. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s 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 full list of Ohio nominees is below:

County of Residence

City of Residence

Name

School

Academy

Ashtabula

North Bloomfield

Katlynn Hennessey

Bloomfield High School

U.S. Military Academy

Brown

Winchester

Matthew Williams

Georgetown High School

Naval Academy

Cuyahoga

Rocky River

Brendan Benson

Rocky River High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Cuyahoga

Strongsville

Maria Vargo

Strongsville High School

U.S. Military Academy

Erie

Sandusky

Matthew  Ritzenthaler

Sandusky  Central Catholic  School

Naval Academy

Erie

Huron

Kelsey Ohm

Huron High School

U.S. Military Academy

Franklin

Columbus

Gabriel Biggers

Saint Francis DeSales High School

Naval Academy

Fulton

Delta

Mason Jessing

Pike-Delta-York High School

Naval Academy

Greene

Waynesville

Emily Gill

Waynesville High School

U.S. Military Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Kevin Dinh

Roger Bacon High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Kara Korengel

Indian Hill High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Victoria Weckenbrock

Mother of Mercy High School

Naval Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Daniel Sauers

Seven Hills School

Naval Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Monica Bartler

McAuley High School

U.S. Military Academy

Hamilton

Cincinnati

Owen Devine

Madeira High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Hancock

Findlay

Aubrey Brown

Findlay High School

U.S. Military Academy

Lake

Willoughby

Molly Cogan

Beaumont School

U.S. Military Academy

Lorain

Avon Lake

Connor Schumacher

Saint Ignatius High School

Naval Academy

Lucas

Curtice

Michael Chung

Clay High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Lucas

Waterville

Mary Bahr

Anthony Wayne High School

U.S. Military Academy

Mahoning

Canfield

Richard Kilbert

Canfield High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Mahoning

Boardman

Marcus Masello

Boardman High School

U.S. Military Academy

Medina

Medina

Charles McCary

Medina High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Miami

Troy

Ian Nadolny

Troy High School

U.S. Military Academy

Montgomery

Germantown

Zachary Smith

Valley View High School

U.S. Military Academy

Ottawa

Marblehead

James Dorko

Danbury High School

U.S. Military Academy

Pickaway

Circleville

Nicholas Klitzka

William V. Fisher Catholic High School

Naval Academy

Pickaway

Ashville

Caleb Welch

Teays Valley High School

U.S. Military Academy

Richland

Mansfield

Adam Compton

Lexington High School

U.S. Military Academy

Ross

Chillicothe

Jack Whalen

Chillicothe High School

Naval Academy

Stark

Canton

Nicholas Donze

Central Catholic High School

U.S. Military Academy

Stark

Uniontown

Hayden Trainor

Lake High School

U.S. Military Academy

Summit

Akron

Dylan Raess

Green High School

U.S. Military Academy

Trumbull

Girard

Anna Hallam

Liberty High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Warren

Maineville

Lukas Schriever

Kings High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Warren

Maineville

Samantha Leahy

Kings High School

U.S. Military Academy

Warren

Mason

Hayden Bruser

William Mason High School

U.S. Military Academy

Warren

Waynesville

Nicholas Anders

Springboro High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Wood

Bowling Green

Susan Johnson

Bowling Green High School

Naval Academy

Wood

Bowling Green

Bradley Krupp

Bowling Green High School

U.S. Military Academy

 

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