U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has announced that 23 Georgia students nominated by his office will attend U.S. military service academies this fall.
 
“Being admitted to a military service academy is an extremely high honor,” said Senator Perdue. “Each of these students has demonstrated academic excellence, physical prowess, and the determination of a leader. More than that, they have demonstrated the moral and ethical values it takes to succeed in our armed services. I have no doubt they will rise to meet the challenges of our time. Congratulations to each of these students, as well as their families and mentors. I wish them the very best as they prepare to become leaders in the U.S. military.”
 
Members of Congress are tasked with nominating students to attend our nation’s military academies annually. Nominees who are then appointed to the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, room and board, and medical and dental care in exchange for military service upon graduation.
 
An additional student was accepted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Preparatory School, which does not require a congressional nomination.
 
The students are listed below:
 
U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Kathleen Geyer – Thomasville High School Scholars Academy, Thomasville
  • Jasmine Jacob – Forest Park High School, Morrow
  • Colby McRae – Upson-Lee High School, Thomaston
  • Vyvy Nguyen – Morrow High School, Morrow
  • Madigan Starr – Columbus High School, Midland
 
U.S. Naval Academy
  • Brian Bird – North Atlanta High School, Atlanta
  • Sarah Goins – Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville
  • Jacquelyn “Jackee” Gwynn – Brookwood High School, Snellville
  • Jennifer Harnage – Hilgrove High School, Marietta
  • Gavin Kim – Allatoona High School, Acworth
  • Luke King – Brookstone High School, Columbus
  • Dwight Kinney – Cherokee High School, Canton
  • Zachary “Zach” Quick – Newnan High School, Newnan
  • Elizabeth “Mae” Shippen – Pace Academy, Atlanta
  • Robert “Matthew” Peters – Cairo High School, Cairo
 
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Jackson Filipowicz – Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Alpharetta
  • Autumn “Gracee” Keaton – Haralson County High School, Temple
  • Kaitlin Palaian – Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta
  • Jared Ryley – Wheeler High School, Marietta
 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Meredith Buchanan – Veterans High School, Kathleen
  • Will LeFort – Westside High School, Augusta
  • William “Connor” Pitts – East Paulding High School, Dallas
  • David Rivera – Pickens High School, Ball Ground
 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Preparatory School
  • ShaCameon Wilson – Albany State University, Albany
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