WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (12/10) announced nominations for 41 students in the Fourth Congressional District to compete for appointments to United States service academies.

“Our service academies are vital in preparing today’s youth to assume the responsibility and leadership required to become our future military leaders,” said Congressman Crenshaw. “These young individuals are more than up to the challenge. These students represent North East Florida’s best and brightest, and I am proud to nominate them to attend some of our nation’s finest educational institutions.”

Members of Congressman Crenshaw’s Military Academy Selection Committee, which is made up of individuals who have graduated from the academies and/or have military service, interviewed these students and selected the nominees. Service academies then offer appointments from a nationwide list of nominees from Members of Congress, including Congressman Crenshaw’s nominations. Final appointments are determined by the academies.

This year’s list of academy nominations is as follows:

U.S. Naval Academy

Alex Chen Paxon, School for Advanced Studies

Alexander Couch, Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Amber Slack, Home Schooled

David De Dios, Stanton College Preparatory School

James Graham, Episcopal School

John Steinmeyer, Baker County High School

Joshua James, Trinity Christian Academy

Karlie Werdmolder, Westminster School

Madeline Stevens, Stanton College Preparatory School

Madeline Stotlemeyer, Providence School

Matthew Deas, Hamilton County High School

Michael Koppel, Episcopal School

Michael Pentaleri, The Bolles School

Michelle Siguenza, Atlantic Coast High School

Patrick Adams, Harvest Community School

Richard Bertrand, Mandarin High School

Thomas Riherd, Union County High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Jack Reasoner, Terry Parker High School

John Peterson, Nassau County High School

Matthew Deas, Hamilton County High School

Nicholas Bell, Bishop Kenny High School

Rubyn Johnson, Mandarin High School

U.S. Air Force Academy

Alisa Chernomashentsev, Atlantic Coast High School

David De Dios, Stanton College Preparatory School

Garrett Powers, West Nassau High School

Gene Youngblood, Home Schooled

Joseph Kincart, Episcopal School

Myah Jackson, The Potter’s House Christian Academy

Patrick Adams, Harvest Community School

Steven Cornellier, Bishop Kenny High School

Tyler Singleton, Episcopal School

U.S. Military Academy

Alex Chen, Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Anastasia Bistrow, Providence School

Avery Fullerton, Episcopal School

Chad Oliver, Madison County High School

Darian Shump, Stanton College Preparatory School

Michael Ryan, St. Joseph Academy

Santos Rodriguez, Union County High School

Seth Harbin, Fernandina Beach High School

Stephanie Riley, Stanton College Preparatory School

Thomas Piatek, Episcopal School