Rep. Estes Nominates 24 Kansans to Service Academies

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Washington, January 12, 2021 | Roman Rodriguez (316-262-8992) | comments
WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has nominated 24 Kansans for U.S. service academies following an application and interview process that took place Nov. 13, 2020.
 
"Kansas is full of dedicated patriots who love our country and are ready to serve their fellow Americans. It is always encouraging to meet the dedicated young people applying to one of our distinguished service academies each year," said Rep. Estes. "While the nominees still have a rigorous journey before they are accepted at a service academy, I'm confident that our country is safer and stronger with these individuals leading our country in the 21st century." 
 
Students from the 4th District applied and were interviewed by a panel of local community leaders at the Wichita District Office. A one-on-one meeting with Rep. Estes followed their interview. 
 
Every year, Members of Congress may nominate up to ten candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy; the U.S. Naval Academy; the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Academies make the final selection for appointments based on additional evaluations. 
 
Applicants interested in applying for 2022 should visit estes.house.gov/forms/serviceacademynomination.
 
Academy nominees (listed in alphabetical order by academy) 
Photos of nominees with Congressman Estes available upon request. 
 
United States Military Academy at West Point – West Point, New York
Benjamin Bombardier, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, son of Nick and Karen Bombardier
Aaron Eakins, Wichita East High School, son of R. Eric and Joy Eakins
Noah Hale, Maize High School, son of Charles and Ladonna Hale
Mark Hourani, Wichita Collegiate School, son of Patricia Hourani
Madeline Mairs, Wichita Collegiate School, daughter of Amy Dokken
Noah Moufarrij, Wichita Collegiate School, son of Noah M Mourfarrij
Thomas Norman, Clearwater High School, son of Thomas and Kelly Norman
Alexandria D Orozco, Wichita Collegiate School, daugter of Pat Do
Riley Sojka, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, son of Jessue and Kristina Sojka
Andreas Worpel, Andover High School, son of Ozlem Worpel
 
United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland
Samantha Cornwell, Wichita East High School, daughter of Sounya and Houston Cornwell
Riley Cross, Andover High School, son of Mark Cross
Mark Davied, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, son of Greg and Kelly Davied
Aaron Eakins, Wichita East High School, son of R. Eric and Joy Eakins
Tate D Johnson, Maize High School, son of Timothy and Joni Johnson
Jeffrey J Ju, Valley Center High School, son of Ji Seok and Ara Ju
Madeline Mairs, Wichita Collegiate School, daughter of Amy Dokken
Noah Moufarrij, Wichita Collegiate School, son of Noah M Mourfarrij
Thomas Norman, Clearwater High School, son of Thomas and Kelly Norman
Aidan S Turner, Maize South High School, son of Joseph Turner
 
United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jackson Adams, Trinity Academy, son of Kimberly Adams
Bode Carter, Maize High School, son of Darren and Wendy Carter
Cale Curtis, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, son of Anita Curtis
Bryan Cusick, Newton High School, son of Brandon Cusick
Aaron Eakins, Wichita East High School, son of R. Eric and Joy Eakins
John B Goodner, Derby High School, son of Mark and Madeleine Goodner
Cameron Maltz, Valley Center High School, son of Jonathan and Jolene
Rory Morales, Maize High School, son of Rory C Morales
Thomas Norman, Clearwater High School, son of Thomas and Kelly Norman
Jerum Phillips, Newton High School, son of Carrie and Trevor Stevenson
 
United States Merchant Marine Academy  – Kings Point, New York
Samantha Cornwell, Wichita East High School, daughter of Sounya and Houston Cornwell
Aaron Eakins, Wichita East High School, son of R. Eric and Joy Eakins
Madeline Mairs, Wichita Collegiate School, daughter of Amy Dokken
Aidan S Turner, Maize South High School, son of Joseph Turner

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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