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Castor Nominates 27 Students to U.S. Military Academies

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Nominations are earned based upon each student’s interview with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s nomination committee, their individual academic record, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.

TAMPA – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, today (Dec. 4) announced that 27 high school students have received her official nomination for admission into the nation’s military academies: Air Force, Navy, Army and Merchant Marine.

“I am proud to have so many students in Florida’s 14th Congressional district who are interested in serving America,” Castor said.  “These impressive students are tomorrow’s leaders and, by applying to a U.S. military academy, they are demonstrating their commitment to working hard for an excellent education and serving our country.”

Receiving a nomination to our nation’s military academies is a vital step towards being appointed and attending the academies. Nominations are earned based upon each student’s interview with Castor’s nomination committee, their individual academic record, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities. Because of the stringent application requirements, most students begin preparing for their application as early as their first years of high school.

All U.S. military academies, except the Coast Guard Academy, based upon U.S. law, require a nomination from their Congressional representative, senator or the vice president as part of the application process.  Parents and students interested in the nomination process will find more information at castor.house.gov.

Kathy Castor | U.S. House | District 14
Kathy Castor

“I am appreciative of the time and effort of the Nomination Committee – members thoroughly reviewed each nomination application and met with students individually,” Castor said.  “Every year, I am impressed with the high caliber of students who wish to attend a military academy and this year was no exception!”

Castor will announce official appointments at a later date after being notified by the academies. Today’s announcement completes Castor’s 2018 competitive nomination process and nominated students who receive an appointment from a U.S. military academy will attend beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Castor granted her nomination to these students for one or more of the U.S. military academies:

Ryan Hatoum, Berkley Preparatory  School – USNA
Abigail Walters, Berkley Preparatory School – USAFA, USNA
Charles Owen, Carrollwood Day – USNA
Malakie Milne, Greenbrier Evans, GA – USMMA
Brinsley Hess, Hillsborough HS – USNA
Ethan Pham, Hillsborough HS – USNA
Armando Flores IV, Jesuit HS – USMA
Jaden Pask, Jesuit HS – USMA
Sarah Yo, King HS – USAFA, USNA
Issac Chang, Middleton HS – USNA
Joseph Lubinski, Middleton HS – USNA
Thomas Wartenberg, Middleton HS – USNA
Tyler Whittlesley, Middleton HS – USNA
Elizabeth Barber, Plant HS – USMMA, USNA
Eva Damon, Plant HS – USAFA, USMA
Jordan Hacker, Plant HS – USMA
Alyssa Nagle, Plant HS – USNA
Conner Nelson, Plant HS – USNA
William Rickles, Plant HS – USMA, USNA
Everett Smalley, Plant HS – USAFA
Carmen Botezan, Robinson HS – USAFA, USNA
Daniel DeYoung, Robinson HS – USAFA, USNA
Jonathan Joyner, Robinson HS – USAFA, USNA
Kai Pedersen, Robinson HS – USNA
Andrea Torres, Sickles HS – USAFA
Josef Stooks, Steinbrenner HS – USMA
Christian Thompson, Wharton HS – USNA

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