Rep. Kaptur Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations

January 30, 2019
Press Release
Kaptur Announces Four Students from Ohio’s 9th District for Service Academies

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, announced her nominations for candidates from Ohio’s 9th Congressional District to the nation’s leading service institutions: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

 

“I am extraordinarily honored to nominate such an outstanding group of dedicated and accomplished young people from northern Ohio to our nation’s venerated service academies,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Our service academies have a reputation for cultivating some of the greatest leaders in our country’s history. This year’s nominees were selected not only for their academic achievement, but for their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to service. I look forward to their future success and thank them for their commitment to serve our nation in uniform.”

 

A Citizen Advisory Committee formed by Rep. Kaptur selected the nominees from an extensive pool of qualified applicants. The Committee’s decisions were based on criteria including the students’ leadership potential, academic record, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined by each service academy.

 

The United States service academies are some of the most highly respected institutions of higher learning in the world and offer young Americans the opportunity to serve our country as commissioned officers in the United States Armed Services upon graduation.

 

Rep. Kaptur’s nominees are listed below by their High School and Service Academies, followed by individuals named as alternates to each academy:

 

  • Douglass Poole (Berea-Midpark High School) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Michael Larsen (Rocky River High School) – U.S. Military Academy
  • Christian Velez (Amherst Steele High School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • Samuel Murray (Bay High School) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

 

U.S. Air Force Academy:

Erin Davenport, Saint Joseph Academy

Scott Iliff, Amherst High School

Dominic Kendrioski, Saint John’s Jesuit High School

Michael Larsen, Rocky River High School

Robert Lawson, University of Toledo

Jalen Rahter, Ramstein High School, Pfalz, Germany

Kyle Richards, Culver Academy

Alec Thompson, University of Toledo

Christian Velez, Amherst Steele High School

 

U.S. Military Academy:

Katherine Baeppler, Bay High School

Samuel Murray, Bay High School

Alec Thompson, University of Toledo

Scott Iliff, Amherst High School

Samuel Marshall, St. Edward High School

Bridget Bishop, Notre Dame Academy

Asa Kempton, Elyria Catholic High School

Patrick Smyth, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

 

U.S. Naval Academy

Katherine Baeppler, Bay High School

Bridget Bishop, Notre Dame Academy

Alec Thompson, University of Toledo

Scott Iliff, Amherst High School

Asa Kempton, Elyria Catholic High School

Samuel Murray, Bay High School

Marlena Noeth, Saint Joseph Academy

Robert Prusha, Avon Lake high School

Adler Vasiloff, Naval Academy Prep School

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Scott Iliff, Amherst High School

Bridget Bishop, Notre Dame Academy

Alec Thompson, University of Toledo

 

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