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

Nominees Include Students from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Morrow, Ross Counties

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of eight students from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Morrow and Ross 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 central Ohio nominees is below:

 

County

City

Names

School

Academy

Ross

Chillicothe

Kieran Place

Zane Trace High School

West Point

Franklin

Hillard

Emma Wood

Hilliard Davidson High School

Naval Academy

Franklin

Columbus

Rama Diop

Columbus Alternative High School

Naval Academy

Franklin

Dublin

Reid Newman

Dublin Jerome High School

Naval Academy

Morrow

Cardington

 

Benjamin Rinehart

Highland High School

Naval Academy

 

Ross

Chillicothe

Jade Barnes

Ohio University - Chillicothe

Merchant Marine

Fairfield

Lancaster

John VerDow

Fairfield Union High School

Merchant Marine

Licking

Johnstown

 

Camryn Camarata

Grafton High School – Yorktown, VA

Air Force

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