Urbana student nominated for military service academy


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the nomination of seven students to attend U.S. Military Service Academies, including one student from Urbana High School.

Jared Weller, of Urbana High School, was nominated to attend the Merchant Marine Academy, according to information from Brown’s office.

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Other students included Kristofer Cruz of Beavercreek, Sam Vance of Centerville, Luke Lanning of Oakwood and Alissa Buynak of Tipp City for the U.S Air Force Academy.

Tyler Lachey of Sidney, was nominated for West Point while Keanu McElroy of Dayton was nominated for the Japan Air Force Academy.

Each year, Brown nominates students for each slot available at our nation’s service academies requiring congressional recommendations. This year, openings were available for Brown to nominate up to 20 students to the Air Force Academy and up to 10 students to the Merchant Marine Academy, the Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A nomination doesn’t guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The academy’s admissions board ultimately decides who receives an appointment.

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