WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Gallipolis graduate was recently accepted into a top military service academy. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Naval Academy has extended an offer of appointment to Gallia Academy High School graduate Ethan Moore. Brown nominated the Gallipolis resident for the Naval Academy.
“Ohio schools are educating the young people who will become the next generation of military leaders. I am proud that Ethan has been offered the opportunity to attend one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions,” said Brown. “Mr. Moore’s family and the entire Gallipolis community should be proud of this dynamic young man, who embodies the integrity and courage needed to well represent and uphold the values of our nation.”
Ethan graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 2011 with a 4.1 GPA. In high school, Ethan was captain of the varsity football team both his junior and senior year, a student body officer, a member of the National Honor Society, and president of the Bible Club. He is now attending the University of Cincinnati where he is involved in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program.
Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each slot at our nation’s service academies requiring congressional recommendations, including: the Air Force Academy; the Naval Academy; the Military Academy at West Point; and the Merchant Marine Academy. This year, because two openings were available at both the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy, Brown nominated 20 students to those institutions. 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, parents of academy attendees, and community leaders from throughout the state, conducted rigorous interviews before selecting the final candidates.