Congressman Davidson Announces Service Academy Nominations

January 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) announced the nomination of 21 students from Ohio’s Eighth District for the United States Service Academies, all of whom he personally congratulated during a reception for nominees that was held on Sunday, January 13, 2019. 

“Nominating these young men and women for our county’s service academies is one of the best parts of the job. These individuals are our leaders in waiting. I commend them for wanting to serve their county. These nominees have demonstrated the intellect, athletic ability, moral character, and love for country that are necessary to complete the rigorous curriculum. Perhaps most importantly, they not only want to serve our nation in the military, they want to commit to the years of disciplined preparation necessary to lead the men and women who fight to make and keep our nation free. We are blessed to have so many young people who meet these qualifications within the Eighth District.”

Members of Congress may nominate up to 10 individuals for each vacant academy slot.

Nominations are given based on proven leadership ability, academic accomplishment, athletic achievement, and extracurricular activities. An advisory board of former military and community leaders help Congressman Davidson in the interview and vetting process.

A nomination to a service academy does not guarantee acceptance. 

Once accepted, cadets and midshipmen commit to serving at least five years of military service. The U.S. Service Academies are some of the most competitive higher education institutions in the nation. The U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy rank 13th and 15th respectively on the lowest college acceptance rates.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Congressman Davidson served in the 75th Ranger Regiment, The Old Guard, and the 101st Airborne Division.

For more information or to request an application, please visit Congressman Davidson’s website here.

Congressman Davidson announced nominations for the following students from Ohio’s Eighth District.

*Note: Several students earned nominations to multiple academies.

You can access more information about Service Academy nominees here

 U.S. Air Force Academy:
Samuel Billisits – Lakota East High School
Callie E. Bunnell – Madison High School
Grace Keith – Lakota East High School
Olivia M Page – Edgewood High School
Samuel Price – Monroe High School
Dylan J. Richards – New Mexico Military Institute
Isabel Steen – Lakota West High School
Zachariah J. Terrill – Homeschooled
Andrew C. Waite – Coldwater High School
Andrew N. Weaver – Edgewood High School
Eric R. Wills, II – U.S. Air Force Academy Prep.
 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
Samuel Price – Monroe High School
 
U.S. Naval Academy:
Anthony Amsbaugh – Lakota West High School
Callie E. Bunnell – Madison High School
Isabella DiCarlo – Mount Notre Dame High School
Morgan Frederick – Versailles High School
Grace Keith – Lakota East High School
Evan G. Lane – Purdue University
Samuel Price – Monroe High School
Huakai “Joe” Qin – Lakota East High School
Isabel Steen – Lakota West High School
Andrew C. Waite – Coldwater High School
 
U.S. Military Academy (West Point):
Samuel Billisits – Lakota East High School
Jacob W. Dials – Bishop Fenwick High School
Benjamin M. Grawe – Stephen T. Badin High School
Grace Keith – Lakota East High School
Cameron M. Hoelscher – U.S. Military Academy Prep
Steven J. Knebel – Ross High School
Olivia M. Page – Edgewood High School
Huakai “Joe” Qin – Lakota East High School
Savannah Toner – Versailles High School
Andrew N. Weaver – Edgewood High School


Reception Pictures: 
Congressman Davidson stands with U.S. Service Academy nominees during a reception in Miamisburg on Sunday. 

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