Dayton, OH – This morning, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) recognized the high school students in the 10th Congressional District who have received an appointment to the U.S. military service academies.
“Today, it was an honor to recognize the students who will represent Ohio's Tenth Congressional District at the U.S. service academies this fall. At such a young age, these young men and women have raised their hands and volunteered to serve and protect this country.
These future leaders deserve our congratulations and our gratitude.” said Congressman Turner.
For a student to be considered for a military academy appointment, he or she must be recommended by an authorized nominating source. This could include the President, the Vice President, a Member of the Senate, or a Member of the House of Representatives.
Receiving a nomination is only the first step in the process of receiving an offer of an appointment to a U.S. military service academy.
In addition to the nomination, students must qualify academically and are subject to character, leadership, physical fitness, medical fitness, and motivation evaluations. Only after passing each of these evaluations are students offered an appointment to the service academies.
The following list of students will be attending the U.S. service academies next year:
Jordan Wiggins attending the United States Air Force Academy (Vandalia, OH)
Zachary Jonhnson attending the United States Military Academy (Washington Court House, OH)
Hannah Collins attending the United States Naval Academy (Bellbrook, OH)
Conor Hickey attending the United States Naval Academy (Clayton, OH)
Noah Beemon attending the United States Naval Academy (Dayton, OH
Those students who received an appointment, but could not be present at today’s event:
Lyle Plummer attending the United States Air Force Academy (Dayton, OH)
Jarrod Hardrick attending the United States Air Force Academy (Huber Heights, OH)
Hyo Jun Baek attending the United States Naval Academy (Fairborn, OH)Carmen Riazzi attending the United States Air Force Academy (Kettering, OH)