Local students included in Hice’s 2021 Military Service Academy Nominations

Greensboro, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) has announced the names of 24 students from the 10th Congressional District whom he nominated for appointment to United States Service Academies. Included in the nominees are three from Monroe and one from Loganville. Joseph Brown, of Monroe, has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, Abigail Bugg, of Monroe, has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Jack Calhoun, of Monroe, has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy and Autumn Herndon, of Loganville, has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Each year, Hice nominates eligible candidates to the United States Military (USMA), Naval (USNA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Air Force (USAFA) academies. These prestigious institutions prepare young Americans to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces. 

“Congratulations to these 24 outstanding young Georgians who will compete for an appointment to one of our nation’s service academies,” Hice said in a press release announcing the nominations. “Each one has demonstrated excellence in character, scholarship, leadership, and physical fitness, and I proudly applaud their desire to serve as the next generation of military leaders.”

Based upon the recommendation of an independent academy advisory board, Hice nominated the following candidates to one or more of America’s Service Academies:

  1. Maria Bautista, of Jackson (Jackson High School), to USNA
  1. Anthony Bognar, of Athens (University of Georgia), to USMA, USNA
  1. Joseph Brown, of Monroe (George Walton Academy), to USNA
  1. Abigail Bugg, of Monroe (Apalachee High School), to USMA
  1. Jack Calhoun, of Monroe (Georgia Military College), to USAFA
  1. Allison Corcoran, of Locust Grove (Locust Grove High School), to USAFA
  1. Connor Cullars, of Milledgeville (John Milledge Academy), to USAFA
  1. Hunter Dunnington, of Dacula (Mill Creek High School), to USMA
  1. Boyd Hancock, of Athens (North Oconee High School), to USNA, USMA, USAFA
  1. Autumn Herndon, of Loganville (Loganville High School), to USMA
  1. Samuel Johnson, of Bishop (North Oconee High School), to USNA
  1. Kathryn Kadima, of McDonough (Naval Academy Prep School), to USNA
  1. Connor LaChappelle, of Covington (Georgia State College), to USMA, USAFA
  1. Heath McDonald, of Bogart (Georgia Military College), to USAFA
  1. Carson McKee, of Dacula (Hebron Christian Academy), to USMA
  1. Bre’Asia Mills, of Jackson (Ola High School), to USAFA
  1. Angelica Montes, of McDonough (Ola High School), to USNA
  1. Danielle Norris, of Athens (Athens Academy), to USAFA
  1. Colby Sanford, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USAFA
  1. Ansley Thompson, of McDonough (Ola High School), to USNA
  1. Ethan Tolentino, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USNA
  1. Zachary VanHessen, of Athens (Cedar Shoals High School), to USMA
  1. Justin Wallace, of Milledgeville (GMC Prep School), to USMA
  1. Trevon Williams, of (Loganville High School), to USAFA

While securing a nomination is a required step in the application process, the academies decide who will receive appointments of admission. Selection to U.S. Service Academies is among the most competitive and rigorous in the country. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2021.

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