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Hice Announces 2016 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Washington, January 13, 2016 | comments

Milledgeville, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America’s Service Academies.  He also extended his congratulations to Calli McMullen, the first of his nominees to receive an academy appointment this year.  Calli, a senior at Georgia Military College (GMC) Preparatory School, received a Fully Qualified Appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  On Wednesday, January 20 at 10:15am, she will join Congressman Hice for a signing ceremony at GMC’s Old Capitol Building in the Legislative Chamber

“It is my honor to select the finest students that Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District has to offer, and Calli McMullen is among the best,” said Hice.  “A skilled athlete, superior scholar, and faithful community volunteer, Calli has demonstrated that she is a natural-born leader and equipped for the challenges that lie ahead.  I am confident that she will make a fine cadet, and I look forward to celebrating the future appointments of additional nominees.  These young men and women exemplify the best attributes of character, scholarship, and patriotism and will go on to become the future leaders of America’s armed forces.”

Hice has the privilege of nominating eligible students to the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), and Merchant Marine (USMMA) Academies.  Please note that a nomination does not mean a student will automatically receive an offer of admission (an appointment).  It is the service academies’ admissions authorities who make the final determination.  

Congressman Hice submitted for nomination the following twenty students:

 

  1. David “Chris” Anderson (McDonough, GA), Woodland High School
  2. John “Jack” Barber (Buford, GA), Buford High School
  3. John Belser III (Evans, GA), Greenbrier High School
  4. Fajr Delane (Athens, GA), Clarke Central High School
  5. Samuel Eckert (McDonough, GA), New Creation Christian Academy
  6. Andrew Fielding (Monroe, GA), Monroe Area High School
  7. Korrey King (McDonough, GA), Henry County High School
  8. Dylan Lanting (Thomson, GA), Thomson High School
  9. Christopher Lumley (Buford, GA), Mill Creek High School
  10. Calli McMullen (Haddock, GA), Georgia Military College Preparatory School – received appointment to United States Military Academy at West Point
  11. Jake Peevy (Loganville, GA), Walnut Grove High School
  12. Andrew Salies (McDonough, GA), Henry County High School
  13. Richard Salies (McDonough, GA), Henry County High School
  14. Stephanie Sanchez (Eatonton, GA), Putnam County High School
  15. Ikerria Sanders (Louisville, GA), United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School
  16. Jordan Smalley (Appling, GA), Augusta Preparatory Day School
  17. Lily Swope (Loganville, GA), Walnut Grove High School
  18. Morgan Taylor (Evans, GA), Naval Academy Prep School
  19. Justin Thompson (Winder, GA), University of North Georgia
  20. Lucas Udell (Covington, GA), Social Circle High School

Hice made his decision after consulting with his 2015-2016 Military Academy Selection Board.  He was honored to have the following members serve on his board: Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, U.S. Army (Ret.); Lieutenant Colonel Seth Hathaway, USMC (Ret.); Decorated Vietnam Veteran Tex McIver; Stephanie Reich Kauzlarich; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ray Fairman, USMC (Ret.); and Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.  

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