WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 Van Wert High School senior Ashley Mohr. Sen. Brown nominated the Van Wert resident for West Point.
“Ohio schools are educating the young people who will become the next generation of military leaders. I am proud that Ashley has been offered the opportunity to attend one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions,” said Brown. “Ms. Mohr’s family, Van Wert, and all of Ohio 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.”
Ms. Mohr serves in student government. In addition to running track, she is a member of the Van Wert High soccer and basketball teams.
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.