Hoyer Announces Appointments to the U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced the names of 14 Fifth District students appointed to the United States Service Academies. The students, nominated by Congressman Hoyer, have accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Military Academy at West Point. All of the service academies require a nomination from an authorized nominating source. This afternoon, Congressman Hoyer hosted a reception honoring the nominated students at the Library of Congress in Washington; 12 of the 14 students attended.

"I was pleased to recognize these outstanding students today and congratulate them on their achievements," said Congressman Hoyer. "Each student here today has already shown dedication and desire to serve their nation, and I look forward to what the future has in store for each and everyone one of them. I was honored to nominate them, and I wish them well in their future endeavors." 

Additionally, Congressman Hoyer announced the winners of the Army Congressional ROTC scholarship. The scholarship allows Members of Congress to nominate up to five candidates who were not offered an appointment to a military service academy.  Two students from the Fifth District were awarded the scholarship this year, and were in attendance today – Megan Zegel from Anne Arundel County and Julia Markland from Calvert County. 

The following Fifth District students received appointments:

U.S. Air Force Academy

Niyah Martinez, Charles County

U.S. Naval Academy

Eloisa Chubb, St. Mary's County
Margaret Foulkes, Calvert County
Renee Nosko, St. Mary's County
William Rentz, Anne Arundel County
Jonathan Simmons, Prince George's County

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Charles Burkes, St. Mary's County
John Eckhardt, Anne Arundel County
Christoper "CJ" Holmes, Charles County
Luke McLaren, Prince George's County
Nathaniel Smith, Prince George's County
Kevin Ruthemeyer, Prince George's County 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Joseph Vita, Anne Arundel County

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Maxwell Van Rees, Calvert County

Six additional students, who received appointments from other sources but live in the Fifth District, attended today's reception:

Joshua Bowman, Prince George's County - U.S. Naval Academy
Ryan Conway, St. Mary's County - U.S. Naval Academy
Jasmine Forbes, Charles County - U.S. Naval Academy
Andrew McCorison, Calvert County - U.S. Naval Academy
Zachary Shieh, Prince George's County - U.S. Naval Academy
Mason Nunn, Charles County - U.S. Military Academy at West Point 

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