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Hice Announces 2018 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Monroe, GA, January 10, 2018 | comments

Monroe, 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 Tyler Davis of Covington, the first of his nominees to receive academy appointments this year.  Tyler received offers of appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

“It is my honor to nominate these exceptional students who are pursuing paths of leadership in our Armed Forces," said Congressman Hice.  “They have distinguished themselves among their peers by demonstrating the highest attributes of character, scholarship, physical aptitude, leadership, and motivation.  I’m confident that each of these students would excel at the academies and serve our Nation with honor and distinction.  And a hearty congratulations to Tyler Davis on his appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, and Air Force academies!  He is truly a remarkable young man with extraordinary promise, and I look forward to seeing which academy he chooses.”

Congressman Hice has the privilege of nominating eligible students to the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), and Merchant Marine (USMMA) Academies.  Students who attend a U.S. Service Academy commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation.  Securing a nomination is a required step in the academy application process. 

After consulting with his Academy Selection Board, Congressman Hice submitted for nomination the following eighteen students:

1.      Briana Choy (Locust Grove, GA), Locust Grove High School

2.      Keaton Colletti (Bogart, GA), North Oconee High School

3.      Garrett Dalley (Dacula, GA), Riverside Military Academy

4.      Tyler Davis (Covington, GA), Eastside High School – received appointments to United States Military, Naval, and Air Force academies

5.      Kaylon Farley (Milledgeville, GA), Georgia Military College Prep School

6.      Elena Guerra (Buford, GA), Mill Creek High School

7.      Doster Harper (Covington, GA), Eastside High School

8.      Robert Hatfield (Greensboro, GA), Lake Oconee Academy

9.      Ryan Heger (Appling, GA), Greenbrier High School

10.  Liam Hulstine (Bowden, GA), Central Carroll High School

11.  Davis Isley (Milledgeville, GA), Georgia Military College Prep School

12.  Ryan Lamp (Dacula, GA), Dacula High School

13.  Austin Mallory (Jackson, GA), Rock Springs Christian Academy

14.  Thomas Mims (Buckhead, GA), Auburn University

15.  Forde Norris (Athens, GA), Marion Military Institute

16.  Gavin Perlman (Bishop, GA), Oconee High School

17.  Richard Salies (McDonough, GA), Georgia State University

18.  Lauren Sidow (Evans, GA), Greenbrier High School


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