WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Solon student was recently accepted into a top military service academy. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has extended an Offer of Appointment to Solon High School student Andi Peng. Brown nominated the Medina resident for the Military Academy at West Point.
“Ohio schools are educating the young people who will become the next generation of military leaders. I am proud that Andi has been offered the opportunity to attend one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions,” said Brown. “Ms. Peng’s family and the entire Solon community should be proud of this dynamic young woman, who embodies the integrity and courage needed to represent well and uphold the values of our nation.”
Andi is a senior at Solon High School where she is a member of the soccer and track teams. She is also a volunteer teacher at the Northeast Ohio Chinese School and at a local nursing home. Last summer, Brown appointed Andi to serve as a Senate Page.
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 opening 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.