November 02, 2021

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Recommends 36 students from across West Virginia
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 36 West Virginia students from 15 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. This year, Senator Manchin is providing letters of recommendation to students who are seeking Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships.
“West Virginians have a long legacy of bravely serving our country. It is my highest honor to recommend 36 of West Virginia’s finest young men and women to attend the U.S. Service Academies. After careful consideration, I am proud to recommend these young West Virginians who have demonstrated hard work and dedication to our great nation. I encourage all West Virginians to join me in congratulating these impressive students who are the future of West Virginia and the entire United States,” said Senator Manchin.
The students are from the following 15 counties: Berkeley, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mercer, Monongalia, Preston, Putnam, Randolph, Taylor and Wetzel.
Senator Manchin is recommending the following students, in alphabetical order, to the Service Academies. Final admission to the Service Academies is determined by the respective Academy. Students who are offered admission will be announced individually in the coming months.

United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Dustin Brewster, Princeton Senior High School
  • Samuel Butler, Musselman High School
  • Tristan Deeds, Greenbrier East High School
  • William Farkas, Preston High School
  • Griffin Horowicz, Jefferson High School
  • William Pitkin, Cabell Midland High School
  • Gentry Porter, Cabell County, Arrows Academy
  • Hudson Raymo, George Washington High School
  • Henry Shriver, University High School
  • Lily Turner, Herbert Hoover High School   

United States Air Force Academy
  • Hietam Belhachmi, Spring Mills High School
  • Carter Cochran, Ripley High School
  • Liam Cochran, Fairmont Senior High School
  • Keegan Elliott, Mercer County, Active Duty Military Student
  • David Foglesong, Jefferson High School
  • Andrew Heil, Magnolia High School
  • Tate Jordan, Bridgeport High School
  • Jacob Lee, Cabell Midland High School
  • Savana Pringle, Charleston Catholic High School
  • Blaise Schray, Huntington High School

United States Naval Academy
  • Lucas Anger, Elkins High School
  • Austin Davies, Sherman High School
  • Jackson Fetty, Cabell Midland High School
  • Jaxon Fielding, Morgantown High School
  • Emily Goldcamp, Morgantown High School
  • Nicholas Lanham, Winfield High School
  • Grace Mason, Teays Valley Christian School
  • Tyler Meisenzahl, Washington High School
  • Thomas Pauley, St. Albans High School
  • Bella Ray, Martinsburg High School
United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Francesca Domenico, Air Force Academy Prep School
  • Elle Greco, West Virginia University
  • John Hall, Norwich University Military School
  • Evan Large, University High School
  • Nicholas Shirley, West Virginia University
  • Samuel Vance, Marshall University