WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) has nominated 16 West Virginia students to five United States service academies-the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S Military Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard. Congressional nomination is the first step in a process toward the students' acceptance into a military academy.
"West Virginians should be proud of each one of these students who represent the best our state has to offer," McKinley said. "Because of the commitment they have already shown, we thank them for their patriotism and leadership in the years to come."
"These exceptional candidates we're nominating will soon be leading their peers," McKinley said. "We're proud that year after year, West Virginia produces some of the best students in this country to lead a new generation."
Amount the students nominated by McKinley based on their academic performance, extracurricular activity in their communities and personal recommendations is:
William Mohr, who will graduate from Petersburg High School in Grant County with a GPA of 3.96 in June. He is involved in Boys State, National Honor Society, United States Military Academy (USMA) Summer Leader's Seminar and Civil Air Patrol. As a member of the Potomac Highland Squadron, Mohr received the Air Force Association Squadron of the Year award. He was nominated to West Point and the Air Force Academy.