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Newhouse Nominates 12 Students to Military Academies

January 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has nominated 12 students across Central Washington for consideration to attend U.S. military academies including West Point, the Naval Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Air Force Academy. The nominations followed an interview process that included Rep. Newhouse’s military academy advisory board, and the final determination for admittance will be made by the respective academies. 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.

“The desire of these young people to serve our country in uniform represents our best hopes for the next generation,” said Rep. Newhouse. “One of the highest honors of serving as the Fourth District’s representative in Congress is the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women based on their quality of character and academic achievement.”

U.S. Military Academy at West Point Nominees

 

Christian Gardner-Domingos of Pasco

Christian is a senior at Chiawana High School and the son of Cherie Lynne Domingos.

 

Clayton Porcaro of Richland

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

 

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 Nominees

 

Matthew Brink of West Richland

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

 

Chloe McBurney of Richland

Chloe is a senior at Richland High School and the daughter of David and Melissa McBurney.

 

Clayton Porcaro of Richland

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

 

Leah Snyder of Richland

Leah is a senior at Delta High School and the daughter of Roger and Leslie Snyder.

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Nominee

 

Tristan Barnett of Kennewick

Tristan is a senior at Kamiakin High School and the son of Mikal and Katheryn Barnett.

 

U.S. Air Force Academy Nominees

 

Andrew Diddens of Sunnyside

Andrew is a senior at Sunnyside High School and the son of Mark and Kristine Diddens.

 

Lindsey Evers of Yakima

Lindsey is a senior at West Valley High School and the daughter of Jason and Salliejo Evers.

 

Jonathan Imperial of Wapato

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

 

Clayton Porcaro of Richland

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

 

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 senior at Richland High School and the son of Jerrell Wills and Jamie Thompson.

 

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.