Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, is proud to announce the names of 17 outstanding students from Missouri's Fourth Congressional District who have received nominations to the U.S. Service Academies.
"Each of these outstanding students has demonstrated great discipline and dedication to hard work," Hartzler said. "It is an honor to nominate such accomplished young men and women for their academic and extracurricular achievements as well as leadership in their communities."
"I congratulate these 17 exceptional students and thank them for their desire to serve our great nation," added Hartzler. "Their leadership skills will serve them well."
The nominees, listed with their hometowns and service academies for which they have been nominated:
Devonte Baity, Waynesville, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Samuel Crider, Waynesville, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Jay Baugh, Odessa, U.S. Air Force Academy
Edward Gallagher, Jefferson City, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Benjamin Getson, Jefferson City, U.S. Air Force Academy
Joshua Gonzalez, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Joseph Hunter, Harrisonville, U.S. Naval Academy
Remington Hoyer, Warrensburg, U.S. Air Force Academy
John Jennings, Adrian, U.S. Naval Academy
Nicholas Palilla, Lebanon, U.S. Naval Academy
Nolan Peters, Waverly, U.S. Air Force Academy
Jordan Rackers, Jefferson City, U.S. Air Force Academy
Brigitta Reth, Camdenton, U.S. Naval Academy
Jeff Replogle, Phillipsburg, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Samuel Schmidt, Concordia, U.S. Air Force Academy
Robert Spalding, Whiteman Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force Academy
Danielle Taylor, Warrensburg, U.S. Air Force Academy
A nomination does not guarantee an appointment. The various Service Academies will make their final decisions for acceptance and will notify nominees in early spring.
Students interested in applying for a Congressional nomination for the class of 2018 should contact Congresswoman Hartzler's Columbia office at 573-442-9311.