Military academy appointees meet with Congressman Smith

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Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) recently met with the 2015 military academy appointees from the 21st Congressional District. The students, who were initially selected by a third-party panel of judges, were accepted into the academies after being nominated by Congressman Smith. The students will attend three of the U.S. Service Academies beginning this summer.

 

This year’s nominees are:  

McKinlee Marie Boss, Smithson Valley High School, United States Military Academy

William Ellis Cooper, Jack C. Hays High School, United States Air Force Academy

Shelby Lee Feldman, Comfort High School, United States Air Force Academy

Rollins Law Olmsted, Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School, Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University, United States Military Academy

Nicholas Cole Smisek, Winston Churchill High School, United States Air Force Academy

Eric James Yandura, Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School, United States Air Force Academy

Elisa Elena Nelson, Winston Churchill High School, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, United States Air Force Academy

Scott Allen Pofahl, Bandera High School, Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University, United States Military Academy

Aaron Raoul Solorzano, Alamo Heights High School, United States Military Academy

Travis S. Pospisil, Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School, United States Naval Academy

Nicky Sophia Manitzas, Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University, United States Military Academy

 

 “Each year I have the pleasure of nominating outstanding young men and women from the 21st District to the United States’ military service academies,” Smith said. “These candidates have shown they possess the character, scholarship, leadership, physical fitness, and motivation necessary to be successful. I congratulate this year’s nominees. As they take their places at their respective academies, these nominees join a proud tradition of service to our country.” 

Nominations for the high school graduating class of 2016 opened on April 1, 2015.  The deadline for applying is October 24, 2015. Any student interested in applying for a nomination may download a copy of the current application on Congressman Smith’s website: www.lamarsmith.house.gov. 

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