Price Nominates Area Students for Military Academies


Cary, NC – Yesterday, Representative David Price (NC-04) formally announced his nominees for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Congratulations to all those students in the Triangle who have received this singular honor.

Price Nominates Area Students for Military Academies

“I admire the decision these young people have made to serve their country, and I know each one has the potential for an exceptional career in public service” Rep. Price said. “It is an honor to nominate them for appointment to our nation’s service academies.”

Rep. Price invited all the Fourth District nominees and their families to a reception in their honor at his Raleigh district office last week.

Getting a Nomination

Young people who are interested in attending one of the service academies may apply directly and also may seek a nomination from their US Representative and US Senators.  After receiving nominations from members of Congress, admissions authorities at each institution determine which nominees will receive appointments.

Students interested in a nomination should contact Robyn Winneberger in Rep. Price’s Raleigh office (919-859-5999) in the spring of their junior year in high school. More information on the nomination process and eligibility requirements is available on Rep. Price’s “Service Academy Nominations” webpage.

2013 Nominations

The Triangle’s other U.S. Representatives, and both North Carolina Senators, also get to nominate students for the service academies. We’ll publish info on other Congressional nominations of area students in future stories.

Here’s the complete list of service academy nominees from Rep. David Price:

U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Peter Barrow – The Barrow School (Home School)
  • Ryan Beaver – Middle Creek High
  • Anna Cherry – Jordan High
  • William Colborn – Holly Springs High
  • David Foye – Cardinal Gibbons High
  • Timothy Germann – Holly Springs High
  • William Haley – Leesville High
  • Mario Lund – Cardinal Gibbons High
  • William McEntee – East Chapel Hill
  • Patrick Menzies – Apex High
  • Joseph Murray – Holly Springs High
  • Robert Rush – Cary High
  • Chase Sax – Apex High
  • Quinn Stanley – Green Hope High
  • Stefan Wagner – North Raleigh Christen High
  • Jungin Yoon – Holly Springs High
  • Haynes Zaytoun – Woodberry Forest School

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

  • Lisa Armstrong – Green Hope High
  • Russell Barringer – Riverside High
  • Ian Brooks – Cary Academy
  • Michael MacDonald – Cardinal Gibbons High
  • Michael Marchetta – Cardinal Gibbons High
  • Patrick Menzies – Apex High
  • Jared Miller – Garner Magnet High
  • Tyler Shade – Holly Springs High
  • Alexander Werden – Chapel Hill High
  • Haynes Zaytoun – Woodberry Forest School

Merchant Marine Academy

  • Peter Barrow – The Barrow School (Home School)
  • Michael MacDonald – Cardinal Gibbons High


Photo of 2012 West Point graduating class by U.S. Army via Flickr.

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