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

Nominees Include Students from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, and Union Counties Who Could Attend Air Force, Merchant Marine, Naval, and West Point Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of nine students from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, and Union 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 up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s Admissions Board ultimately decides who receives an appointment. So far, the U.S. Naval Academy has extended an offer of appointment to Rae-Kelly Hamilton of Grove City in Franklin County.

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

Name

School

Academy

Delaware

Westerville

Leah Roach

Genoa Christian Academy

Naval Academy

Fairfield

Lancaster

Jacob Blauser

Coronado High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Franklin

Blacklick

Gabrielle Morgan

St. Francis DeSales High School

Naval Academy

Franklin

Columbus

Eryn Wolfe

Grandview Heights High School

Air Force Academy

Franklin

Dublin

Alexandra Heller

Hilliard Davidson High School

Naval Academy

Franklin

Grove City

Rae-Kelly Hamilton

Grove City High School

Naval Academy

Franklin

Upper Arlington

Ian Hamilton

Upper Arlington High School

U.S. Military Academy

Licking

Newark

Joseph Landis

Lakewood Local High School

Air Force Academy

Union

Dublin

Joshua Weisleder

Dublin Jerome High School

Air Force Academy

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