Sen, Jay Rockefeller today announced the nomination of 39 students from across West Virginia for appointments to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.; the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Rockefeller's nomination is the first step in the highly competitive process for receiving an appointment to one of the four academies. A nomination does not guarantee appointment.
"This is one of the best parts of my job as a United States senator; I look forward to this every year," Rockefeller said. "Learning about these profoundly intelligent, talented and hard-working young men and women is incredibly inspiring. They are West Virginia's best and brightest, and we should all be proud of their accomplishments. I can't wait to see what the future holds for each of these West Virginians."
Contact information for the candidates is available, and interviews can be arranged. Contact Sen.Rockefeller's press office for more information.
Among the nominees to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., are:
Derek Hamman, son of David and the late Debra Hamman of Slatyfork, Pocahontas County High School.
William Mohr, son of Robert and Deborah Mohr of Petersburg, Petersburg High School.
Among the nominees to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., is:
Sean Dennison, son of Anthony and Sandra Dennison of Jane Lew, homeschooled student.