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Hice Announces 2021 Military Service Academy Nominations

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Greensboro, GA, January 13, 2021 | comments

Greensboro, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced the names of twenty-four students from the 10th Congressional District whom he nominated for appointment to United States Service Academies. Each year, he is privileged 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.  

“Congratulations to these twenty-four outstanding young Georgians who will compete for an appointment to one of our nation's service academies,” said Congressman Hice. “Each one has demonstrated excellence in character, scholarship, leadership, and physical fitness, and I proudly applaud their desire to serve as the next generation of military leaders.”

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. Maria Bautista, of Jackson (Jackson High School), to USNA
  2.  Anthony Bognar, of Athens (University of Georgia), to USMA, USNA
  3.  Joseph Brown, of Monroe (George Walton Academy), to USNA
  4.  Abigail Bugg, of Monroe (Apalachee High School), to USMA
  5.  Jack Calhoun, of Monroe (Georgia Military College), to USAFA
  6.  Allison Corcoran, of Locust Grove (Locust Grove High School), to USAFA
  7.  Connor Cullars, of Milledgeville (John Milledge Academy), to USAFA
  8.  Hunter Dunnington, of Dacula (Mill Creek High School), to USMA
  9.  Boyd Hancock, of Athens (North Oconee High School), to USNA, USMA, USAFA
  10.  Autumn Herndon, of Loganville (Loganville High School), to USMA
  11.  Samuel Johnson, of Bishop (North Oconee High School), to USNA
  12.  Kathryn Kadima, of McDonough (Naval Academy Prep School), to USNA
  13.  Connor LaChappelle, of Covington (Georgia State College), to USMA, USAFA
  14.  Heath McDonald, of Bogart (Georgia Military College), to USAFA
  15.  Carson McKee, of Dacula (Hebron Christian Academy), to USMA
  16.  Bre'Asia Mills, of Jackson (Ola High School), to USAFA
  17.  Angelica Montes, of McDonough (Ola High School), to USNA
  18.  Danielle Norris, of Athens (Athens Academy), to USAFA
  19.  Colby Sanford, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USAFA
  20.  Ansley Thompson, of McDonough (Ola High School), to USNA
  21.  Ethan Tolentino, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USNA
  22.  Zachary VanHessen, of Athens (Cedar Shoals High School), to USMA
  23.  Justin Wallace, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USMA
  24.  Trevon Williams, of (Loganville High School), to USAFA

While securing a nomination is a required step in the application process, the academies decide who will receive appointments of admission. Selection to U.S. Service Academies is among the most competitive and rigorous in the country. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2021.


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