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Hice Nominates Students to U.S. Military Academies

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Washington, January 8, 2020 | comments


Monroe, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced the names of 22 young men and women whom he nominated for appointment to United States Service Academies. Each year, it is his distinct privilege to nominate eligible candidates to the United States Military (USMA), Naval (USNA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Air Force (USAFA) academies. These prestigious institutions prepare young Americans to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces.


“The caliber of students nominated to our United States Service Academies gives me great confidence in the future of our Armed Forces,”said Congressman Hice.“Not only does each nominee exemplify the best attributes of character, leadership, scholarship, and physical fitness, but they also possess the proper motivation for service. I’m thrilled to congratulate Maggie Curran, Stan Lacksen, and Michael Rogers, who are the first of my nominees this year to receive Academy appointments, and I look forward to the announcement of many more over the coming months.”


Based upon the recommendation of an independent academy advisory board, Congressman Hice nominated the following candidates to one or more of America’s Service Academies:


  1. Meredith Buchanan, of Kathleen, GA, Veterans High School
  2.  Jack Calhoun, of Monroe, GA, Walnut Grove High School
  3.  Spencer Carroll, of Buford, GA, University of North Georgia
  4.  Maggie Curran, of McDonough, GA, Community Christian School –received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy
  5.  Thomas Headley, of Dacula, GA, Hebron Christian Academy
  6.  Austin Herndon, of Loganville, GA, U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (West Point Prep)
  7.  Destinie James, of McDonough, GA, Henry County High School
  8.  Kathryn Kadima, of McDonough, GA, Union Grove High School
  9.  Stan Lacksen, of Watkinsville, GA, North Oconee High School –received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy
  10.  Luke LeFort, of Augusta, GA, Westside High School
  11.  Heath McDonald, of Bogart, GA, North Oconee High School
  12.  Jamsen Mendoza, of Athens, GA, Clarke Central High School
  13.  Savannah Miles, of Jackson, GA, Jackson High School
  14.  Madison Park, of Dacula, GA, Mill Creek High School
  15.  Logan Paugh, of Braselton, GA, Mill Creek High School
  16.  Anna Pawlowski, of Dacula, GA, Mill Creek High School
  17.  Ethan Perez, of Evans, GA, Greenbrier High School
  18.  Michael Rogers, of Thomson, GA, Thomson High School –received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy
  19.  Cameron Sapp, of Dacula, GA, Archer High School
  20.  Cutler Shiver, of Watkinsville, GA, Oconee County High School
  21.  Trey Williams, of Loganville, GA, Loganville High School
  22.  Madison Zinn, of Bogart, GA, Westminster Christian Academy


While securing a nomination is a required step in the application process, the Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission. Students who attend one of these prestigious institutions commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation.



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