WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 27, 2015) — U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 33 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2019. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring.

“Serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, and I find nominating like-minded students to America’s service academies to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job as Collin County’s U.S. Representative,” said Johnson. “These young men and women are the cream-of-the-crop. They have undergone a competitive and rigorous selection process based on academic performance; extracurricular, civic, and service activities; and athletic aptitude. It’s my privilege to nominate these young leaders as they answer the call of duty. Their willingness to sacrifice everything to defend and protect our country and the freedom we hold so dear gives me great hope for the future strength and readiness of our Armed Forces. I congratulate them and know they will represent our community well.”

Students interested in learning more about service academy applications should contact Lori McMahon in Johnson’s Plano office at 469-304-0382.

In addition, every fall Congressman Johnson hosts a free Academy Information Session with all branches represented for Third District students and families. The session provides students with an opportunity to learn more about each Academy and decide if military life is for them. Third District residents must be between the ages of 17 and 23 to be eligible to apply.

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Class of 2019 Academy Nominations
by U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
Name City School(s)
Christopher Beltran Frisco Heritage High School
Jeremy Cerf Plano Greystone Prep School at Schreiner University;
Graduate of Liberty High School
Dang Do Plano University of Texas at Dallas;
Graduate of Plano East High School
Dat Do Plano University of Texas at Dallas;
Graduate of Plano East High School
Connor Doyle Melissa McKinney Christian Academy
Carnley Graham Prosper Prosper High School
Harrison Hanes McKinney McKinney North High School
Regan Railey Frisco Frisco High School
Rhee Joo-Young Plano Plano East High School
Joshua Webb Plano Plano West High School
 
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Name City School(s)
John Blasingame Plano Liberty High School
Omar Calderon Murphy Plano East High School
Taylor Cobb McKinney McKinney Boyd High School
Trevor Frye Fairview Lovejoy High School
Daniel Hancock Frisco Northwestern Prep School;
Graduate of Faith Christian School
Miranda Higginbotham Plano Parish Episcopal School in Dallas
Emily Krupka Plano Kent School in Connecticut;
Graduate of Plano West High School
William Mays Plano Plano West High School
Rudra Patel Plano Plano High School
Thomas Whittington Allen Allen High School
 
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
Name City School(s)
Nikolas Bogost Plano Plano High School
Daniel Hancock Frisco Northwestern Prep School;
Graduate of Faith Christian School
Sean A. Hurley McKinney McKinney Boyd High School
Joseph Kim Frisco Liberty High School
Kaitlyn Luckock Prosper Prosper High School
Nelson Morrow Prosper Prosper High School
Jesse Palmer Plano Marion Military Institute, Alabama;
Graduate of Plano West High School
Rhee Joo-Young Plano Plano East High School
Ian Stephens Dallas Plano West High School
Amelia Trotter Plano Plano West High School
 
U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
Name City School(s)
Tyler Betz Frisco Frisco Heritage High School
Cornelius Brady Dallas Dhahran College Prep School in Saudi Arabia
Omar Calderon Murphy Plano East High School
Jeremy Cerf Plano Greystone Prep School at Schreiner University;
Graduate of Liberty High School
Dang Do Plano University of Texas at Dallas;
Graduate of Plano East High School
Dat Do Plano University of Texas at Dallas;
Graduate of Plano East High School
Nelson Morrow Prosper Prosper High School
Kase Stevens Plano Plano West High School
Thang Nguyen Plano Allen High School
David Washington Plano Liberty High School