Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the 25 students who were nominated to attend a U.S. Service Academy: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy.
Six of the 25 students who were nominated received appointments to attend a Service Academy.
Every year, members of Congress nominate students to attend the nation’s military academies. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, room and board, medical and dental care. The average award per appointment is worth $425,000.
“Each year, I consider it an honor to send you off on your journey to our esteemed institutions where you will be educated, trained, and inspired to help shoulder the wheel in defense of our nation,” Johnson told the students at a reception at Stone Mountain’s Art Station. “All of you are outstanding young people and you have the kind of leadership skills necessary to be successful in school, business and in life.”
James Ferrante Providence – Christian Academy (Air Force)
Justin Nelson – Arabia Mountain High School (Navy)
Jaison Taylor – Newton High School (Navy)
Christopher Terry – Stephenson High School (West Point)
Beining Xiao – Chamblee Charter High School (Navy)
Avery Jones – Miller Grove High School (West Point)
Ayomide Adekola – Grayson High School
O’Neil Archibald – South Gwinnett High School
Jhared Atkinson – DeKalb Early College Academy
Maxwell Blackman – Arabia Mountain High School
Queen Nonyameko Dais – Arabia Mountain High School
Nicholas Dezmel – Arabia Mountain High School
Keyon Edwards – Martin Luther King Jr High School
Nicholas Greiff – McIntosh High School
Nicholas Guy – Heritage High School
Karissa Hodges – Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Leah James – Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Charles Marlin III – Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Daniel Martin – University of Georgia
Keola Pasteure – Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Robert Siggal IV – Heritage High School
Olivia Tomlinson – Rockdale Magnet School for Science
Roosevelt Trammell – Providence Christian Academy
Janai Tucker – Arabia Mountain High School
All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. Those who graduate from a Service Academy will receive a Bachelor of Science degree, be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, and honorably serve in the military for a minimum of five years.
For more information about the nomination process, contact Congressman Johnson’s office at 770-987-2291 or visit Johnson online at hankjohnson.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.