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McCarthy Announces Local Students' Military Academy Nominations


Congressman Kevin McCarthy recently announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies. Nominees were selected in a competitive process in which a number of highly qualified 22nd Congressional District high school and college students applied for consideration.

The Congressman designated four principal nominees for each academy that will fill one of five slots afforded to him as a Member of Congress. He also nominated a slate of nine competing alternate nominations for each academy that will be ranked according to their competitiveness by the Academy Admission Board and selected for admission at the academy's discretion.

"I am proud to nominate students from our District who display the core values of honor and courage in their commitment to serve our country," says Congressman McCarthy. "I congratulate each of them in their pursuit of becoming future leaders in our Armed Services."

Congratulation to the following students who received a principal nomination from Congressman McCarthy:

• United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO: Courtney Bishop, 17, of Edwards, California, attends Desert High School.

• United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD: Spencer Marsh, 18, of Paso Robles, CA, attends Paso Robles High School.

• United States Military Academy, West Point, NY: Mark Van Kopp, 18, of Bakersfield, attends Bakersfield High School.

• United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY: Travis Farewell, 17, of Tehachapi, California, attends Tehachapi High School.

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