15 Students from 5th District Appointed to Military Academies - Southern Maryland Headline News

15 Students from 5th District Appointed to Military Academies


WASHINGTON, Md. (June 14, 2016)—Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) today announced the names of 15 Fifth District students appointed to the United States Service Academies. The students, nominated by Rep. Hoyer, have accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which all require a nomination from an authorized nominating source. Rep. Hoyer hosted an Academy Tea Reception in their honor yesterday at the Library of Congress in Washington.

The following Fifth District students received appointments:

Air Force Academy

Joseph Alter, Prince George's County, DeMatha Catholic High School

Jacob Deresky, Calvert County, Northern High School

Colin Jonasen, St. Mary's County, Great Mills High School

U.S. Naval Academy

Richard Bryant, Jr., Prince George's County, Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Brett Crocheron, Calvert County, Huntingtown High School

Samuel Damalouji, Calvert County, Calvert High School

Ethan Falsone, Anne Arundel County, South River High School

Natalie LaPlaca, Calvert County, Northern High School

Thomas Miller, IV, Anne Arundel County, St. Mary's High School

Cameron Witte, Calvert County, Patuxent High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Thomas Repasi, St. Mary's County, Leonardtown High School

West Point

Anthony Bradley, Prince George's County, Oxon Hill High School

Don McClaren, Prince George's County, DeMatha Catholic High School

Derek Nunn, Charles County, North Point High School

Gregory Smith, Prince George's County, St. John's College High School

"Appointing talented young people from the Fifth District to our service academies is one of my favorite responsibilities as a member of Congress," said Congressman Steny Hoyer. "These students have made their families proud by reaching this milestone, and I know they will continue to make them proud over the next few years. Each of them are about to embark on a journey characterized by hard work, physical conditioning, quality academics, and the unique perspective of following in the footsteps of some of America's greatest leaders. I congratulate and thank them for making this commitment to our country and making all of us incredibly proud."

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