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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator JD Vance (R-OH) announced that he has nominated over 30 Ohio students to attend U.S. service academies.

“I am honored to nominate these exceptional Ohioans to lead the armed forces of the future,” said Senator Vance. “Their families and friends should be very proud of them for all they have achieved – I certainly am. I wish each nominee all the best in the journeys that lie ahead.”

This is the first year Senator Vance has had the opportunity to nominate Ohio students to compete for coveted slots at U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 

Each nominee completed an extensive interview and selection process with an advisory committee chosen by Senator Vance. The nominees all excel academically and through their involvement in school sports, clubs, community service, and other extracurricular activities. While a nomination does not guarantee admission to an academy, it is a required component of each academy’s admissions process.

Senator Vance has nominated the following Ohioans to attend U.S. service academies:

NomineeHigh SchoolService Academy
Andrew WileyJackson High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Benjamin TuckerSylvania Southview High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Bryce QuisenberryOlentangy High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Cayleigh GuthrieUpper Arlington High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Charles BrockChardon High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Charles HechtGrassfield High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Christian OlingerFranklin Heights High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Daniel ConantFranklin Heights High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
David ThompsonOakwood High SchoolU.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Greyson ThomasColumbus AcademyU.S. Naval Academy
Jack GerberLoveland High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Jack HastingsStow-Munroe Falls High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Jack McDanielHudson High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Jacob LiesenHudson High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Jason ShafferTroy Christian High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Joseph MasikerAnthony Wayne High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Katherine McMullinWestern Reserve AcademyU.S. Naval Academy
Lily JenkinsIndian Lake High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Lily PrebulGilmour AcademyU.S. Naval Academy
Madeline YoungOhio Valley Christian SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Mitchell TaylorSt. John’s Jesuit High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Nicholas GeraciNorth Ridgeville High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Patrick SweeneyMariemont High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Ryan EddyWestlake High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Samuel NaffahBrecksville-Broadview Heights High SchoolU.S. Naval Academy
Scott BaylissHudson High SchoolU.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Shaylynn WeeberMiamisburg High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Sienna TepleyWalsh Jesuit High SchoolU.S. Military Academy
Sydney Van DressBerea-Midpark High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Vanessa CarringtonThe Summit Country Day SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy
Zane PickerrellZane Trace High SchoolU.S. Air Force Academy