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Five area students nominated for the US Service Academy

December 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 31 qualified high school seniors from 20 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations.

“Each year, I have the honor and privilege of nominating West Virginia’s best and brightest to our nation’s prestigious service academies. It is truly one of the most important responsibilities I have as a United States senator,” Capito said. “I am proud to announce this group of young men and women who are smart, talented, and driven and have worked extremely hard to get to this point. Attending a service academy provides more than just an education; it provides the foundation for a life of service and leadership. I wish each of these nominees the best of luck, and I am honored to support them throughout this process.”

Students named from the region were:

n U.S. Air Force Academy Nominee - Sophia McQuaide Parlock from Cabell County

n U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Nominees - Blayne Lee Butler from Mason County, Collin Robert Dodgion from Wayne County

n U.S. Military Academy Nominee - Cameron Lee Patterson from Putnam County

n U.S. Naval Academy Nominee - Austin Cole Stover from Putnam County

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