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U.S. Representative Justin Amash

Representing the 3rd District of Michigan

Amash announces U.S. service academy nominations

January 15, 2015
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        
January 15, 2015                                                                                
 
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Amash announces U.S. service academy nominations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced he has nominated 12 students from West Michigan for appointment to the U.S. service academies. The nominees will be considered for the class of 2019 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy. Nominees are not guaranteed appointment to an academy, but applicants must receive a congressional nomination to be considered.

An Academy Advisory Board assists Amash with the selection of his nominees. Criteria considered by the advisory board when recommending a student for nomination include academic excellence, leadership experience, and a strong commitment to a variety of extracurricular activities.

Amash nominated the following students:

U.S. Air Force Academy

Lauren Jette Axelrod – Forest Hills Northern High School

John Bigham – Lowell Senior High School

Brian Erhart – West Michigan Aviation Academy/Michigan Technological University

Henry Haight – Guam High School

Jordan Herald – Rockford High School

Samantha Price – Marshall High School

U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

Zachary Hoiles – Forest Hills Central High School

Samantha Price – Marshall High School

Jeano Williams – Lakeview High School

U.S. Naval Academy

Lauren Jette Axelrod – Forest Hills Northern High School

Blake Driscol – East Grand Rapids High School

John Faulkner – East Grand Rapids High School/Davenport University

Henry Haight – Guam High School

Zachary Hoiles – Forest Hills Central High School

Jacob Sendzik – Rockford High School

Aaron Watson – Union City High School

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