Rep. Johnson nominates 23 students to U.S. military service academies

May 18, 20164min2200
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Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the nominations of 23 Fourth District students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2020, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S.  Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

In advance of this round of nominations, staff from Johnson’s office held more than 24 information sessions at schools throughout the district, which includes parts of DeKalb, Newton and Gwinnett counties and all of Rockdale County.

“Putting forward nominations of Fourth District students for admission to the U.S. Military Academies is one of the most important jobs we do each year,” said Johnson, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.          “The nomination process is not easy. It’s a long road, and I congratulate all our nominees. All of our outstanding nominees are at or near the top of their class in academics, athletics and community service. It’s quite an accomplishment and all our students and their parents should be justifiably proud.”


U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland

Lifahn Adams – Heritage High School

Joshua Denton – Brookwood High School

Nakayla Smith – Newton High School

Christopher Stoves – Parkview High School


U.S. Military Academy – West Point, New York

Riley Eck – Grayson High School

Maxwell Grum – St. Pius X Catholic High School

Artice Hobbs – Newton County High School

Ayden Martin – South Gwinnett High School

Trontavious Tate – South Gwinnett

Micah Williams – Seoul American High School

U.S. Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Michael Bauh – Shiloh High School

Dorsey Beckless – Miller Grove High School

Devon Canterbury – South Gwinnett High School

Blake Davis – Rockdale County High School

Beka Dufera – Tucker High School

Sierra Durden – South Gwinnett High School

David Hagler – Brookwood High School

Brandon Hines – Stephenson High School

Andrew Rankin – Brookwood High School

Edgar Woods – Miller Grove High School


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, New York

Getwon Butler – Salem High School

Isaac Church – Druid Hills High School

Alexander Zielinski – Ben Franklin Academy


To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by a member of Congress or other authorized nominating source. However, final admission is determined by the respective academy. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. Those who graduate from a Service Academy will receive a Bachelor of Science degree, be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, and honorably serve in the military for a minimum of five years.

For more information about the nomination process, contact Congressman Johnson’s office at 770-987-2291 or visit

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