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Three MHS Students Among Congressional Service Academy Nominations
Posted on: 01/14/2013
By  Mike Cullums
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) has announced Service Academy nominations from Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District.
“I am deeply honored to announce the nomination of these distinguished young men and women to one of the United States Service Academies,” Johnson said. “We had an exceptional group of candidates this year, and they give me confidence in the future of our military leadership. I wish these young Ohioans the very best as they continue on to the final stages in the process of seeking an appointment, and in all of their future endeavors.”
The following fourteen students, including three from Marietta, were nominated to one or more service academies:
Ryan Bailey, Boardman High School: Naval Academy
Benjamin Barnas, Marietta High School: Naval Academy
Sean Berry, Minford High School: Naval Academy, West Point
Emily Conroy, Canfield High School: Air Force Academy, West Point
Daniel Haught, Marietta High School: Naval Academy, West Point
Meadow Jackson, Jefferson Co. Christian School: Naval Academy
Brooke Kemerer, Athens High School: West Point
Jason Lorah, Marietta High School: Air Force Academy
Ethan Moore, Gallia Academy High School: Air Force Academy, Naval Academy
Jennifer Morris, Canfield High School: Naval Academy
Robert Reed, Canfield High School: West Point
Zachary Riggenbach, Martins Ferry High School: Naval Academy
Katherine Siemen, Cardinal Mooney High School: Naval Academy
Landon Tomcho, Shenandoah High School: Air Force Academy, Naval Academy  
Johnson was assisted in the process by the non-partisan, volunteer Sixth Congressional District Service Academy Nomination Board. The board conducted interviews with applicants in December. After applications and test scores were reviewed by Congressman Johnson and the board, fourteen students were recommended for nomination.
The applicants still must meet the requirements of each individual service academy; each academy will then make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission. Several students were nominated for multiple academies; if they receive offers from multiple academies, the student will decide which to attend.
Congressman Johnson entered the Air Force in 1973 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after a military career of more than 26 years.
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