Hoyer Submits Class of 2009 Nominations to US Military Academies - Southern Maryland Headline News

Hoyer Submits Class of 2009 Nominations to US Military Academies

28 Local Students Up for Appointment

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today announced the nominations to the four U.S. Service Academies from the 5th Congressional District, which includes part of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, and all of Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties.

"All of these bright and talented nominees are deserving of the privilege of attending one of our fine military academies," said Congressman Hoyer. "Our nation has demanded a great sacrifice from our military men and women and it is reassuring to have met so many remarkable young men and women who are eager to serve their country. I wish them all the best of luck throughout the selection process."

These highly competitive institutions provide a top-notch education. In addition to teaching the leadership, discipline and communication skills necessary to be an officer in our nation's military, these academies teach skills that are invaluable in today's job market. Graduation from the U.S. Military, Air Force, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies ensures a successful future for today's young men and women, both for those who pursue a career in the military and for those who enter the job market after fulfilling their obligations. The academies provide a tremendous opportunity for a free education, but they also mold people into leaders.

Only a handful of students nationwide are admitted to the U.S. Service Academies each year. Prospective students must meet strict academic qualifications and are interviewed and recommended by a non-partisan Academy Selection Board appointed by Congressman Hoyer.

Once the nominations are forwarded to the Service Academies, each student's eligibility is evaluated based on their academic and extra-curricular record, leadership skills, physical stamina and other requirements. Appointments for entrance are offered by the Academies as the students are evaluated. In 2004, thirty-six students received nominations from Congressman Hoyer and fourteen of those received appointments and are now attending one of the U.S. Military Service Academies.

Students interested in attending one of the Service Academies can visit Congressman Hoyer's website, www.hoyer.house.gov, for more information about the application process.

Shawn Pennington  Charles Thomas Stone HS
Kara Tipper  Charles La Plata HS
Debra Starkey  Charles La Plata HS
Scott MacAdams  Anne Arundel St. Mary's HS
Michael LaFond Calvert Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy
Matthew Lohr Charles Thomas Stone HS
Andrew McGraw  Anne Arundel St. Mary's HS
Joseph Fasone  Prince George's Eleanor Roosevelt
Robert Christie  St. Mary's Chopticon HS
James Fasone  Prince George's Eleanor Roosevelt
Patrick Jeffrey Charles Thomas Stone HS
Steven Harmel Anne Arundel Arshbishop Spalding
Timothy Flynn Charles Bishop Mc Namara
Charlie Marie Stamm  St. Mary's Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy
Jeffrey Jurin Calvert Northern HS
Robb De Pol Anne Arundel St. Mary's HS
David Rohan  Prince George's Bishop McNamara
Daniel Fink Anne Arundel St. Mary's HS
Joshua Kenny Calvert Calvert HS
Jason Beaudwin  St. Mary's Leonardtown HS
Michael Bembe Anne Arundel Southern HS
Richard Bowie Charles Lackey HS
Michael Brown Anne Arundel Southern HS
Patrick Clague Calvert Northern HS
Patricia Cooke Prince George's Archbishop Spalding
Matthew Forsyth Calvert Patuxent HS
Joshua Matthews Charles La Plata HS
David Palko Charles La Plata HS
Courtney Schnell Prince George's Seton HS

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