Headline: Westerman Announces Nominations to Military Academies


WASHINGTON – On,Monday, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the Fourth District’s student nominations to military academies.


The nominations included three students from Jefferson County. They were Daniel Moore of Pine Bluff, nominated to the U.S. Military Academy, Hayden Foster of White Hall, U.S. Military Academy and Sarah Xie of White Hall, U.S. Military Academy.


Westerman issued the following statement:


“I’d like to encourage all Fourth District students interested in serving their country to consider attending a military academy. America’s freedom and values depend on the courage of young people who put on a uniform and fight to protect liberty. U.S. military academies offer unparalleled opportunities to serve while obtaining a fully-funded, top-notch education.”


Background


To attend a U.S. service academy, students must be nominated by either the vice president, their senator or their representative. All interested candidates are seniors in high school or currently attending an Academy Preparatory School, and they fill out a packet and submit it through their elected representative’s office.


The nomination deadline was Nov. 1, 2019. Other nominations by Westerman included:


Samuel Tankersley from Pearcy, nominated to the Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy


Jacob Tankersley from Pearcy, nominated to the Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy


John Butler from Hot Springs, nominated to the Naval Academy


David Carter from Hot Springs, nominated to the Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Massanutten Military Academy


Wyatt Hubby from Texarkana, nominated to the U.S. Military Academy


Bryant Burns from Ozark, nominated to the U.S. Military Academy


Marc Wilson from Mena, nominated to the U.S. Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy


Daniel Woolsey from Ozark, nominated to the Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy and Air Force Academy


Esther Filipek from Bismark, nominated to the Air Force Academy


Cannon Turner from Arkadelphia, nominated to the Air Force Academy


Samuel Tabler from Hot Springs Village, nominated to the Naval Academy