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Goodlatte Announces Sixth District Service Academy Nominations

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Washington, February 2, 2018 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
At our nation’s service academies, students have the opportunity to receive a quality educational experience and training to become the next generation of leaders.
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Today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced his nomination of several individuals from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia to our nation’s service academies as members of the graduating Class of 2022. A nomination must be received from either a Member of Congress or the Vice President in order to compete for an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, or U.S. Naval Academy.

Congressman Goodlatte released the following statement:

“America’s military has produced some of our country’s most distinguished leaders. These young men and women have expressed an interest in following in their footsteps, and I applaud them for their willingness to protect and defend the United States. At our nation’s service academies, students have the opportunity to receive a quality educational experience and training to become the next generation of leaders. It is my honor to nominate these individuals to compete for an appointment to a service academy. I am confident that those selected for an appointment will serve the United States with distinction. Folks in the Sixth District can be proud of these nominees. I wish them the best and thank them again for being willing to serve their country.”

Sixth District Nominations for the Class of 2022

U.S. Air Force Academy


Ashton Ashley, son of Jeanette and Kenneth Ashley, is a senior at William Byrd High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Qu’Daja Manns, daughter of Mary French, is a senior at William Fleming High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Nathan Marraccini, son of Christine and Joe Marraccini, is a senior at E.C. Glass High School and a resident of Lynchburg.

Leah Pultz, daughter of Monica Rutledge and Darren Pultz, is a senior at Buffalo Gap High School and a resident of Swoope.

Shennan Waldron, daughter of Raymond and Wynne Waldron, is a graduate of Central High School and a resident of Fort Valley.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Rennie Bowersox, son of Rennie and Tina Bowersox, is a senior at Wilson Memorial High School and a resident of Staunton.

Brendan Murray, son of Mike and Nina Murray, is a senior at Jefferson Forest High School and a resident of Forest.

Calvin Robb, son of Kendra and Jeff Robb, is a senior at Spotswood High School and a resident of Rockingham.

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Austin Askew, son of Alan and Amy Askew, is a senior at Liberty Christian Academy and a resident of Forest.

Andrew Caywood, son of Rich and Amy Caywood, is a senior at Faith Christian School and a resident of Roanoke.

Lillian Hereford, daughter of William and Alison Hereford, is a senior at Stuart Hall and a resident of Staunton.

Mary Miller, daughter of Betty Reese and Jeff Miller, is a senior at Turner Ashby High School and a resident of Dayton.

Calvin Robb, son of Kendra and Jeff Robb, is a senior at Spotswood High School and a resident of Rockingham.

Zachary Wright, son of Cindy and Tim Wright, is a senior at Broadway High School and a resident of Linville.

U.S. Naval Academy

Rennie Bowersox, son of Rennie and Tina Bowersox, is a senior at Wilson Memorial High School and a resident of Staunton.

Jack Buchanan, son of Harry and Kristie Buchanan, is a senior at Lord Botetourt High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Charles Cathcart, son of Charlie and Cheryl Cathcart, is a senior at Rockbridge County High School and a resident of Lexington.

Annisten Elliott, daughter of Robert and Debora Elliot, is a senior at E.C. Glass High School and is a resident of Lynchburg.

Clayton Fortney, son of Clay and Mary Fortney, is a senior at Skyline High School and a resident of Front Royal.

Tanner Gage, son of Matthew and Michel Gage, is a senior at Jefferson Forest High School and a resident of Forest.

Ava Harding, daughter of Jane and John Harding, is a senior at Hidden Valley High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Ethan Hogan, son of Amy and Tom Hogan, is a senior at Lord Botetourt High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Luke Martin, son of Susan and Timothy Martin, is a senior at James River High School and a resident of Buchanan.

William Miller, son of William and Kristen Miller, is a student at Virginia Military Institute and a resident of Buchanan.

Brendan Murray, son of Mike and Nina Murray, is a senior at Jefferson Forest High School and a resident of Forest.

Vivian Neal, daughter of Diane and Marcus Neal, is a senior at Harrisonburg High School and a resident of Harrisonburg.

Jack Sherman, son of Christine and Andrew Sherman, is a senior at Patrick Henry High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Christian Strom, son of Chris and Deborah Strom, is a senior at Cave Spring High School and a resident of Roanoke.

William Sweet, son of Jon and Mary-Beth Sweet, is a senior at Hidden Valley High School and a resident of Roanoke.

Casey Welch, son of Barry and Allison Welch, is a senior at Roanoke Catholic School and a resident of Roanoke.
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