Yesterday, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) met with four recent high school graduates who each received an appointment to one of the United States service academies.
"I am very pleased to announce that four students from the 16th District have been offered appointments to one of our nation's service academies," said Rep. Renacci. "This is the first step toward completing a higher education based on honor, dedication, commitment, and love of country. I commend them on their accomplishments thus far, and wish them well as they pursue their dreams of becoming top officers in our nation's military. They represent the best northeast Ohio has to offer."
Nominees participated in a thorough application process where factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, and character were taken into consideration. Of the original 19 individuals who were nominated by Rep. Renacci, the following four were offered appointments:
Nolan Jones of Canton has received an invitation to attend the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). Nolan recently graduated from Jackson High School.
Ciera McCrary of Orrville has received an invitation to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Ciera recently graduated from Orrville High School.
Heath Reichenbach of Massillon has received an invitation to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Heath recently graduated from Jackson High School.
Paige Ward of Massillon has received an invitation to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Paige recently graduated from Tuslaw High School.
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.