Capito announces academy nominations

From staff reports

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Monday announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 32 qualified high school seniors from 16 counties in West Virginia.

Among those nominated were four students from Wood and Jackson counties. One student was nominated for two service academies.

A board chosen by Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations.

“Reviewing service academy applications each year leaves me so inspired,” Capito said. “These young men and women represent the best and brightest of their class. Their combination of strong academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and proven leadership skills put them on a successful pathway to becoming the nation’s next leaders. I am thrilled to support them for admission to our U.S. Service Academies and know they will represent West Virginia well.”

Local nominations were:

∫ U.S. Air Force Academy: Colton Ky Dudley, Wood County; and Alecxander Marshall Gwynn, Jackson County.

∫ U.S. Military Academy: Alecxander Marshall Gwynn, Jackson County.

∫ U.S. Naval Academy: Trey Ryan Jones and Grace Isabelle Zuniga, both Jackson County.


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