Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (Texas-26) announced that 26 students from the 26th District of Texas have been selected as Class of 2020 nominees to the nation’s service academies.
The following local candidates were nominated. Several individuals have been nominated to multiple academies; if they receive appointment offers from more than one academy, the student will have to choose one to attend.
Flower Mound High School
Danesh Bam has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Connor Green has been nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Cody Jones has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy.
Brian Kidd has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Anthony Laico has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Samuel Rice has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.
Marcus High School
Alex Albright has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy.
Mitchell Cason has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
“I was very impressed by the high caliber of candidates that applied to my office,” said Dr. Burgess. “The selection process was very competitive, and each of these students has a strong record of academic performance and leadership in school activities, sports, community and volunteer service.”
Nominees were selected after a rigorous application process culminating in a personal interview with Dr. Burgess’ Academy Advisory Board. If appointed, the nominees will enter this summer.
“I proudly nominated them for admission to our nation’s service academies,” said Dr. Burgess. “If selected to attend their respective academies, I know each of these students will perform admirably, and serve honorably as officers in our country’s military services.”
Additional information regarding the academy nomination and application process may be obtained on Burgess’ website or by contacting Robin Vaughan, Deputy District Director, in the Lake Dallas district office at 940-497-5031 or [email protected].