January 23, 2008
Cincinnati, OH -- Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) has nominated 20 local students to attend military service academies next fall. The nominations are to the United States Military Academy (USMA), U.S. Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Prospective students must be nominated by their Congressman, Senator, or the Vice President of the United States in order to attend a service academy. The individual academies rank the nominees and offer an appointment to the individuals they select as qualified candidates.
The students, their high schools, their hometowns, and the academies they have been nominated to attend are listed below:
Mitch Cucinotta - Elder High School, Western Hills, USMA, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy
Jonathan Davis - Winton Woods High School, Forest Park, Air Force Academy
Jeremy Dunbar - Colerain High School, Colerain, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy
Jacob Hauer - Clark Montessori, Mt. Airy, United States Military Academy
Joseph Healey - St. Xavier High School, Western Hills, Naval Academy
Timothy Higgins - Elder High School, Delhi, USMA, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy
Paula Koch - Badin High School / Miami University, Oxford, Naval Academy
Nicholas Kocher - Wm. Henry Harrison High School, Harrison, United States Military Academy
Jessica Lucas - Wyoming High School, Wyoming, Naval Academy
Douglas Meyer - Elder High School, Western Hills, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy.
Matthew Pollock - Oak Hills High School, Bridgetown, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, USMA.
Alexander Prager - Cincinnati Country Day, Amberley Village, Air Force Academy
Jordan Proffitt - Taylor High School, Cleves, USMA, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy
Nathaniel Quinn - St. Xavier High School, Mt. Healthy, USMA, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy
Jeremy Robben - Wm. Henry Harrison High School, Cleves, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy
Robert Roper - Mt. Healthy High School, Mt. Healthy, United States Military Academy
Maxwell Sample - Elder High School, Bridgetown, Merchant Marine Academy
Glen Selby - Elder High School, Covedale, Air Force Academy
Zach Sparks - St. Xavier High School, White Oak, Air Force Academy
Peter Thomas - Oak Hills High School, Delhi, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy
Each spring, Congressman Chabot hosts a Military Academy Night for local high school and junior high school students interested in attending a military service academy. The event gives students and parents an opportunity to meet with representatives from all five U.S. military academies: West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At the event, Congressman Chabot and his staff also help familiarize students with the service academy nomination process. This year’s Military Academy Night is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Northwest High School. Interested students and parents can contact Congressman Chabot’s office at 684-2723 or Click Here for more information.