Sam Johnson Congratulates 26 Students on U.S. Service Academy Appointments

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Washington, May 21, 2018 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) hosted his final annual Academy Appointee Send-Off Ceremony to congratulate the 26 Collin County students who received appointments to U.S. Service Academies or one of the preparatory schools this fall.    

 

“It is my honor to congratulate these young men and women who have been chosen by the prestigious United States Service Academies,” said Johnson.  “It is no easy task to receive an Academy appointment – students must excel academically and athletically over the years, and they must also contribute their time, talent, and effort to the community.  The nomination process to even be considered is competitive, and these students’ appointments prove they are the gold standard.  Seeing their commitment and love of freedom, liberty, and democracy gives me great hope that America’s best days are ahead.  I thank them for their willingness to serve our Great Nation, and I wish them the best on the endeavor they are about to undertake.”

 

Congressman Johnson will nominate a final class of students for 2019 Academy appointments in late fall of 2018.

 

Students interested in learning more about U.S. Service Academies, military life, and how to apply, are encouraged to: 

1)      Contact Gabriella Pate in Congressman Johnson’s Plano office at (469) 304-0382; and

2)      Attend Congressman Johnson’s free Academy Information Session on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, in Frisco.  The annual fall session provides students with an opportunity to learn more about each Academy and speak with each Academy’s respective liaisons. 

 

Academy Appointees, Class of 2022

 

U.S. Air Force Academy

Name

Hometown

School

Isabella Colandrea

McKinney

Imagine International Academy of North Texas

James D’Emidio

McKinney

McKinney Boyd High School

Ritesh Gautam

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

Rebecca Gu

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

Noah Hoisington

McKinney

McKinney Boyd High School

Andrew LaGassa

Plano

Trinity Christian Academy

Marcos Puga*

McKinney

McKinney High School

Yun Jae “Edward” Ro

Plano

St. Marks School of Texas

Jace Waters*

Allen

Allen High School

U.S. Naval Academy

Jonah Barton*

Allen

Lovejoy High School

Melic Belong*

Frisco

Frisco High School

Logan Brown*

Allen

Allen High School

Austin Chambers

Plano

Plano Senior High School

Joshua Davis

Frisco

Centennial High School

Ian Morris

Allen

Allen High School

Jack Topping

Allen

Allen High School

U.S. Military Academy

Brendan Corcoran

McKinney

McKinney North High School

Luke Harrell

McKinney

McKinney Christian Academy

William Harrell

McKinney

McKinney Christian Academy

Grayson Hassell

Plano

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas

Avery Haydu

Allen

Allen High School

Morgan Krepp*

Plano

Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Aidan Waits*

McKinney

Homeschool

Jaylen Walker*

Allen

Allen High School

U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

Devon Mayes

Plano

Plano West Senior High School: Plano, Texas

Mark Thompson

McKinney

McKinney High School: McKinney, Texas

 

 

*Denotes acceptance to one of the academy preparatory schools.

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