Capito Nominates 31 West Virginians to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 31 qualified high school seniors from 18 counties in West Virginia. Nominees were selected by a board chosen by Senator Capito that reviewed each application, interviewed candidates and made recommendations.

“Nominating young men and women to our nation’s prestigious service academies is one of the most important responsibilities I have as a United States Senator,” said Senator Capito. “All of these young men and women are smart, talented and driven, and have worked extremely hard to get to this point. Attending these service academies provides more than just an education. It will allow these students to hone their leadership skills and prepare to serve our country, and I am honored to support them throughout this process.”

Service Academy Nominees are listed below:

United States Air Force Academy

Stephanie Anne Adkison-Sacra
Harrison County

Liam Patrick Bailey
Putnam County

Jocelynn M. Cooper
Boone County

Addison Michael DeViese
Jackson County

Thomas Daniel Ingram
Fayette County

Makayla Elizabeth Miles
Jefferson County

John Rocky Pallotta
Monongalia County

Andrew Jacob Panzarella
Jefferson County

Keith Michael Skaggs (also nominated to the U.S. Military Academy)
Taylor County

Bryce Alexander Turney
Jefferson County

Zachary Wade Tysor
Randolph County

Cameron Warren Zobrist
Greenbrier County

United States Military Academy

Derek Edward Dearth
Ohio County

Holly Elizabeth Edwards
Cabell County

Aaron C. Flowers
Monongalia County

Ethan Paul Gottlieb (also nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy)
Jefferson County

Rebecca Marie Kocsis
Harrison County

Matthew Alexander Martin
Kanawha County

Massimo Dee Menguito
Harrison County

Cameron Lee Patterson
Putnam County

Vaughn Shanen Thacker
Mercer County

United States Naval Academy

Jackson Andrew Crouse
Jefferson County

Michael Caleb Hall
Ohio County

James Alexander Inman
Berkeley County

Josephine Renee Laing
Ohio County

Sean Daniel Martineau
Jefferson County

Katie Marie Payne
Clay County

Jack Thomas Stryker
Ohio County

Trey Nicholas Toland
Marion County

George Andrew Triplett
Randolph County

Sada Dakota Wright
Gilmer County 

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