Newhouse Congratulates Central Washington Students Appointed to Military Academies

June 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that six students across Central Washington have received appointments to attend U.S. military academies and military academy preparatory schools. The appointments followed Rep. Newhouse’s nominations for each appointee. The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Rep. Newhouse called each appointee to offer congratulations.

“I could not be more proud of the young people who have earned appointments to attend military academies and preparatory schools in order to serve our country,” said Rep. Newhouse. “After meeting them and speaking with them, I am convinced that these young people truly represent Central Washington’s best of the best. I look forward to seeing their future success, and I thank them for their service to our nation.”


U.S. Military Academy at West Point Appointments


Felix Trevino of Kennewick

Felix is a senior at Southridge High School and the son of Roger Trevino and Amy Rieck.


U.S. Naval Academy Appointments


Matthew Brink of West Richland

Matthew is a senior at Hanford High School and the son of Frederick and Monika Brink.


U.S. Air Force Academy Appointments


Jonathan Imperial of Wapato

Jonathan is a graduate of A.C. Davis High School and the son of Manuel and Barbara Imperial.


Martin Sample Yakima

Martin is a senior at West Valley High School and the son of Mark and Laura Sample.


Lakota Wills of Richland

Lakota is a graduate of Richland High School and the son of Jerrell Wills and Jamie Thompson.

United States Military Academy Preparatory School Appointment


Clayton Porcaro of Richland

Clayton is a graduate of Hanford High School and the son of Paul and Melissa Porcaro.


Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.


For more information or to obtain an application packet for next year’s nominations, click here or contact Rep. Newhouse’s Tri-Cities office at 3100 George Washington Way #135 Richland, (509) 713-7374.