From left: David Kim (USNA), Matthew Ziegler (USMA), Ashley Paek (USNA), Molly Shannon (USMA), Chad Palmiotto (USNA Foundation Scholarship), Congressman Frank Wolf, Colin Laskodi (USAFA), Taylor Turchan (USNA), Zachary Oravec (USNA), Gavin McDonald (USAFA), Troy Dennis (USAFA) and Darby Nelson (USNA).
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) announced the 10th District’s Class of 2016 appointments to the nation’s service academies, as well as those selected for Academy prep schools and scholarships to academy-affiliated prep schools.
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: Benjamin Davies, McLean, Laurel Springs, England; Molly Shannon, McLean, Thomas Jefferson; Matthew Ziegler. Centreville, Westfield; Tirone Young, Winchester, John Handley; Richard Xue, Centreville, Westfield.
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY: David Kim, Great Falls, Langley; Richard Kuzma, Leesburg, Thomas Jefferson; Robert Mason, Oak Hill, Chantilly; Darby Nelson, Centreville, Westfield; Zachary Oravec, Ashburn, Stone Bridge; Ashley Paek, Leesburg, Thomas Jefferson; Spencer Shabshab, Mclean, Langley; Megan Snyder, Ashburn, Stone Bridge; Taylor Turchan, Sterling, Dominion.
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL: Ryan Ochoa, Front Royal, Randolph Macon.
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Catherine Macklin, McLean, Langley and Chad Palmiotto, Sterling, Potomac Falls.
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Shannon Daily, Leesburg, Heritage; Troy Dennis, Centreville, Westfield; John Laskodi, Haymarket, Battlefield; Gavin McDonald, Centreville, Westfield; Caleb Myhre, Sterling, Rift Valley, Kenya.
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL: Tyler Dietrich, Leesburg, Tuscarora.
UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY: Quinn Fleming, Ashburn, Gonzaga; Matthew Hassan, Warrenton, Seton; Hutton Jackson, Leesburg, Seton.
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY: Joseph Rizzardi, Ashburn, Briar Woods.
These appointees were nominated by Wolf’s 10th District Service Academy Advisory Board, which interviews candidates and recommends nominees. The selection process is strictly a competitive one. Others listed above received their appointments through presidential, Senate or other nomination sources.