Nov 16 2012

Mack: 33 Southwest Florida Students Receive Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON –Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) today announced that 33 students in the 14th Congressional District will receive congressional nominations to United States service academies.
“Attending a United States Service Academy is truly an admirable way for young men and women to serve their country,” Mack said. “All of the students who received appointments showed an incredible depth of talent, have reached high levels of academic and athletic achievement, and are very active in their schools and communities.
“I am very proud of the caliber of students in Southwest Florida.  The fact that 33 students received nominations is a testament to the strength and ability of our students and is a tremendous reflection on our community.”
The process of securing a nomination is highly competitive -- each applicant for nomination must demonstrate evidence of integrity, exceptional scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, and strong motivation to attend an academy.  A nominating committee comprised of community officials from Southwest Florida objectively rates each nominee, and Mack then nominates the best candidates to the academies.
Students must also apply to the academy and meet their competitive standards in addition to applying for a nomination from a Member of Congress.  A Congressional nomination does not guarantee an appointment.
Below is a list of the nominees to each academy and their hometowns:  
US Military Academy
Daniel Cox, Naples
Tomoe Kaneko, Fort Myers
Cyril Kurland, Fort Myers
Austin Lachance, living in New York
Marco Lazzizzeria, Cape Coral
Jason Moore, Fort Myers
Sam Schipper, Naples
Sean Titus, living in India
Austin Williamson, Naples
US Naval Academy
Odin Firing, Fort Myers
Nicholas Gee, Cape Coral
Alexander King, Fort Myers
Jack Perry, Port Charlotte
Justin Sotelo, Cape Coral
William Thornton, Naples
Matthew Tormey, Naples
Nicholas Werner, Alva
Gabriel Wolstenholme, currently living in Chesapeake, VA
Coleman Wright, Fort Myers
US Air Force Academy
Steven Brosy, Fort Myers
Austin Langham, Naples
Sarah McClellan, Fort Myers
Schaeffer McHenry, Naples
Kristian Medina, Lehigh
Tyler Mosley, Fort Myers
Kenneth Peredo, Naples
Nikita Pokamestov, Fort Myers
Kevin Powers, Cape Coral
US Merchant Marine Academy
Alexander Boehm, Naples
Gage Carver, Fort Myers
Curtis Collins, Estero
Tyler Nauss, Fort Myers
Chalmers Pierce, Fort Myers


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