Brown Announces Nomination of 50 Ohio Seniors to U.S. Military Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced his nomination of 50 Ohio students to U.S. Military Service Academies.

 “Ohio schools are training leaders for the next generation of military personnel. 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 well and uphold the values of our nation. I am grateful for their dedication to serving our country.”

 Each year, Brown nominates up to ten students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations. These include the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

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

 Brown used the Competitive Nominations Process and nominated ten candidates for each academy slot available. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s Admissions Board ultimately decides who receives an appointment.

 A list of nominees follows:

Name 

County 

High School 

Military Academy

Ryan Kraner

Allen

Fort Jennings High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Meredith Caram

Ashland

Ashland High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Kavon Lackey

Athens

Federal Hocking High School

Air Force Academy

Everett Filbrun

Butler

Lakota West High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Carter Adams

Butler

Fairfield High School

Naval Academy

Christopher Lau

Clermont

Amelia High School

US Military Academy at West Point

James Dankle

Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga Heights High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Katelyn Bard

Cuyahoga

Solon High School

Naval Academy

Sean Moore

Cuyahoga

Independence High School

Air Force Academy

Helen Becker Smotzer

Cuyahoga

Fairview High School

Naval Academy

Keven Lenahan

Cuyahoga

St. Edward High School

Air Force Academy

Steven Naughton

Cuyahoga

Valley Forge High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Samuel Lacinski

Cuyahoga

North Royalton High School

Naval Academy

Tyler Kotchman

Cuyahoga

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Trevor Askins

Delaware

Lewis Center Olentangy High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Caleb Johnson

Fayette

Washington High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Thomas Newton

Franklin

New Albany High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Chad Ellwood

Franklin

Worthington Kilbourne High School

Air Force Academy

John Kim

Franklin

The Wellington School

Merchant Marine Academy

Timothy Stegh

Geauga

Ledgemont High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Eric Weber

Geauga

Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School

US Military Academy at West Point

Morgan Neuman

Greene

Fairborn High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Mackenzie Ohlinger

Hamilton

St. Xavier High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Dae-Hyuc Yim

Hamilton

Sycamore High School

Air Force Academy

Alexander Kroeger

Hamilton

Oak Hills High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Luke Moore

Hamilton

Elder High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Justin Stoll

Huron

St. Paul High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Matthew Sich

Jefferson

Steubenville Catholic Central High School

Naval Academy

Corey Hites

Lake

Fairport Harding High School

Air Force Academy

Grant Billings

Lorain

Elyria High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Joshua Counts

Lorain

Midview High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Cassandra Jones

Lucas

St. Ursula Academy

US Military Academy at West Point

Brooke Thrupp

Medina

Cloverleaf High School

Naval Academy

Leigh Rinas

Medina

Brunswick High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Kyle Hall

Miami

Milton-Union High School

Air Force Academy

Tyler Bertles

Montgomery

Centerville High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Joseph Berling

Montgomery

Centerville High School

Air Force Academy

Logan O'Shea

Montgomery

Northmont Senior High School

Naval Academy

Cody Petitt

Pickaway

Logan Elm High School

Air Force Academy

Benjamin Kleman

Putnam

Ft. Jennings High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Ethan Brown

Sandusky

Clyde High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Hank Leslie

Scioto

Northwest High School

Naval Academy

Andrea Wyant

Seneca

Fostoria High School

Air Force Academy

Diana Cabarle

Summit

Hudson High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Timothy M. Nosco

Summit

Twinsburg High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Derek Wilch

Summit

Hudson High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Zachery Rafter

Tuscarawas

Dover High School

Naval Academy

Ashley Mohr

Van Wert

Van Wert High School

US Military Academy at West Point

Emilee Ledford

Warren

Monroe High School

Naval Academy

Rebecca Hayes

Wood

Maumee High School

US Military Academy at West Point

 

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