Rep. Kaptur Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations

February 26, 2020
Press Release
Kaptur Nominates Four Students from Ohio’s 9th Congressional District for Service Academies

Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a senior 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 and Chaired by Tom Jelepis, Former Mayor of Bay Village, 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 among 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 principal nominees are listed below by their High School and Service Academies, followed by individuals named as alternates to each academy:

 

Service Academy Principal Nominee List:

 

  • John Perry (Avon Lake High School) – U.S. Naval Academy
  • William Logan Hubert (Avon Lake High School) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Dillon Henry (Vermilion High School) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Mary Warder (Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, TX. Mary is a resident of Cuyahoga County) – U.S. Military Academy

 

Service Academy Alternate List:

 

U.S. Air Force Academy:

Nicholas LaRosa, Bay High School

Gabriel Del Valle, Amherst Steele High School

Charles Cindric, Saint Ignatius High School

Joseph Bishop, St. John’s Jesuit High School

 

U.S. Military Academy:

John Bishop, St. John’s Jesuit High School

Nicholas LaRosa, Bay High School

Lucas Szollosi, Maumee Valley County Day School

Charles Cindric, Saint Ignatius High School

Gabriel Del Valle, Amherst Steele High School

Phoebe Hood, Avon Lake High School

 

U.S. Naval Academy

John Wynn, St. Ignatius High School

Joseph Bishop, St. John’s Jesuit High School

Tyler Franklin, Sandusky High School

Lucas Szollosi, Maumee Valley County Day School

Nicholas LaRosa, Bay High School

Gabriel Del Valle, Amherst Steele High School

Charles Cindric, Saint Ignatius High School

Phoebe Hood, Avon Lake High School

William Logan Hubert, Avon Lake High School

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Gabriel Dal Valle, Amherst Steele High School

Joseph Bishop, St. John’s Jesuit High School

John Perry, Avon Lake High School

Nicholas LaRosa, Bay High School

 

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