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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Announces 2020 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

January 8, 2020
Press Release

PEORIA, IL— Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced today his nomination of 17 remarkable young men and women to be considered for admittance into the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy.

“I am proud to nominate these dynamic leaders from across the 18th District for admission into one of our nation’s prestigious military academies,” stated Rep. LaHood.  “After reviewing their credentials and speaking with them personally, I have no doubt that each one of them will represent their country, state, and hometown with honor, courage, and pride. I am inspired by these leaders who are willing to put service before self at such a young age, and I wish them well in their next steps.”

Nominees completed a rigorous application process conducted by a selection panel including veterans and central and west-central Illinois community leaders. The United States service academies will inform these finalized nominees regarding their admission over the next four months.

 

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Noah Bright

Aaron Calhoun

Adam Duffer

Macomb

Princeville

East Peoria

Isaac Escapa

Rushville

Conner Hughes

Jefferson Kolmer

Clayton

Peoria

 

 

U.S. Air Force Academy

Abigail McCue

Waverly

Camdyn McFarland

Bloomington

Jocelyn Nester

Springfield

Conner Newnam

William Pounder

Washington

Sherman

Jacob Presser

Luke Sander

Mendon

Morton

 

 

U.S. Naval Academy

McKenna Gabbei

Gervasio Marchizza

Macomb

Auburn

Jocelyn Nester

Stephen Shin

Jolliene Varquez

Springfield

Peoria

East Peoria