WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Naval Academy has extended an offer of appointment to William V. Fisher Catholic High School student Nicholas Klitzka. Brown nominated the Circleville resident for the Naval Academy.

“Ohio schools are training young men and women who will be the next generation of military leaders. I am proud that Nicholas has been offered the opportunity to attend one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions,” said Brown. “Mr. Klitzka’s family and the entire Circleville community should be proud of this dynamic young man, who embodies the integrity and courage needed to represent and uphold the values of our nation.”

Klitzka is a senior at William V. Fisher Catholic High School where he serves as a student body officer and is a member of the National Honor Society. Klitzka is captain of the soccer team and has volunteered with Honor Flight-- which sends World War Two, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated in honor of their service and sacrifice.

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 U.S. Military Academy at West Point; up to 10 students to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and up to 10 students to 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.

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.