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Bill Johnson Announces Service Academy Nominations

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Marietta, January 8, 2016 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) today announced his Service Academy nominations from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) today announced his Service Academy nominations from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District:

“I am extremely proud to nominate these 21 young men and women to represent Eastern and Southeastern Ohio at one of the United States Military Service Academies,” said Rep. Bill Johnson. “Year after year, the commitment of these outstanding students to further their education and serve their community and our great country never ceases to amaze me. I wish these future leaders the best as they continue through the final stages of the appointment process, and thank everyone who applied and expressed a desire to serve the United States of America in military service.”

The following students were nominated to a United States Service Academy:

Jessica Alvey, Bellaire (St. John’s Central H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Kahlea Barricella, New Middletown (Springfield H.S.): United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy

Ian Berka, Tiltonsville (East Richland H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Logan Castello, Barnesville (Barnesville H.S.): United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy

Matthew Chamberlain, Wellsville (United Local H.S.): United States Air Force Academy and United States Military Academy

Matthew Colvin, Belpre (Belpre H.S.): United States Air Force Academy

Denver Fuller, South Webster (South Webster H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Michael Furbee, Shadyside (St. Clairsville H.S.): Shadyside, United States Naval Academy

Tom (Jack) Halliday, Marietta (Marietta H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Trae Hillyer, Salem (West Branch H.S.): United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy

Kara Kakascik, Steubenville (Catholic Central H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Elizabeth Lashelle-Phillips, Cambridge (Cambridge H.S.): United States Air Force Academy

Haydn Lewis, St. Clairsville (St. Clairsville H.S.): United States Air Force Academy

Carlie Oddo, Canfield (Canfield H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Lane Peters, Uhrichsville (Claymont H.S.): United States Military Academy

Rachel Porter, Flushing (St. John’s Central H.S.): United States Naval Academy

Jon Saddey, Canfield (Cardinal Mooney H.S.): United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy

Stephen Scott, Steubenville (home-schooled): United States Military Academy

Seth Whittemore, Leetonia (Leetonia H.S.): United States Military Academy

Andrew Williams, East Rochester (United Local H.S.): United States Merchant Marine Academy

Elijah Woolum, Jackson (Jackson H.S.): United States Air Force Academy

Congressman Johnson was assisted in the nomination process by a five-member, non-partisan, volunteer 6th Congressional District Service Academy Nomination Board. The board conducted interviews in November at Zane State College in Cambridge. After applications and test scores were reviewed by Rep. Johnson and the entire board, 21 students from Eastern and Southeastern Ohio were recommended for nomination. Even though these exceptional candidates are receiving nominations from Congressman Johnson, each applicant must still meet the requirements of the respective service academy. Each academy will make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission for the Fall of 2016. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Rep. Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1999 after a distinguished military career of over 26 years.

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