Rep. Davis Nominates 10 Students to Military Academies
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that he has nominated 10 local students for admittance to the U.S. military academies. The nominations for these students were made following an application and interview process. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies.
“As a Member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating these accomplished young men and women to our nation’s service academies,” said Davis. “The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military upon graduation, so I applaud these students for their decision to serve and wish them the best of luck.”
Ethan C. Bluhm of Springfield Ethan is a freshman at University of Illinois Springfield and is the son of Joshua and Wendy Bluhm.
Gabriel H. Parish of Jerseyville Gabriel is a freshman at Marion Military Institute and is the son of Todd and Cynthia Parish.
Joey Moore of Springfield Joey is a freshman at the West Point Prep School and is the son of Tim and Donna Moore.
Noah T. Kren of Springfield Noah attends Springfield High and is the son of Donald and Lara Kren.
William E. Espenschied of Monticello William attends Monticello High School and is the son of Dean and Tana Espenchied
U.S. Naval Academy
Blake A. Roberts of Springfield Blake attends South East High School and is the son of Scott and Amanda Roberts.
McCoy Edward Lemmon of Champaign McCoy attends Leonardtown High in California, MD and is the son of John and Julie Lemmon.
Nolan A. Kreipe of Carlinville Nolan attends Carlinville High School and is the son of Kevin and Tracey Kreipe.
Sean Ritter of Jerseyville Sean attends Jersey Community High School and is the son of John and Connie Ritter.
U.S. Air Force Academy
Mallory R. Maag of Jerseyville Mallory attends Marquette Catholic High School and is the daughter of Edward and Robyn Maag.
Members of Congress are asked to nominate candidates to the U.S. Service Academies each year, and the number of vacancies for each congressional district is determined by law. Candidates can be considered for openings at the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.), U.S. Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.), U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Co.) and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.).
To be considered for appointment all applicants must be: a U.S. citizen; a legal resident of the 13th District; at least 17 but not more than 23 years of age on July 1, 2016; single; and have no dependents. It is recommended that applicants contact the academy or academies of their choice to request a pre-candidate questionnaire, which is the first step in the Admission Office’s evaluation.
For more information or to obtain an application packet for next year’s nominations, contact Congressman Davis’ Champaign office at 2004 Fox Drive in Champaign, 217.403.4690.