Area students to be nominated to service academies

November 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One Cabell County student, one Wayne County student and three Putnam County students are among 38 in West Virginia who will be nominated to the U.S. Service Academies by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), according to a news release from Manchin’s office.

Manchin will nominate students from 18 counties to the academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.

“It is such an honor to recommend 38 of West Virginia’s brightest young men and women to the U.S. service academies,” Manchin said in the release. “All of our students worked hard to earn these nominations and are determined to serve our country. Many are also striving to carry on their families’ proud military heritage. Today, I join all West Virginians in congratulating these hardworking and committed students, because a nomination to one of our elite service academies will develop these young men and women to become our next generation of military leaders.”

The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mason, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Ohio, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne and Wood.

Manchin is recommending the following local students to the service academies. Students have the opportunity to accept Manchin’s recommendation and final admission is determined by the respective academy.

Air Force Academy:

Jonathan Smith, Buffalo High School, Putnam County

Military Academy at West Point:

Cameron Patterson, Marion Military Institute, Home of Record: Putnam County

Naval Academy:

Cole Stover, Hurricane High School, Putnam County

Merchant Marine Academy:

Collin Dodgion, Grace Christian School, Cabell County

Spencer Monteville, Spring Valley High School, Wayne County

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