Congressman Bright Announces Military Academy Appointments

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Bright announced today that 11 students from the Second Congressional District have been nominated for appointments to the U.S. military academies.

Each student, nominated by Congressman Bright, will go through the academies’ competitive application process.

If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy’s class of 2015. Congressman Bright’s nominees are:

Samantha Baker, daughter of Sam and Christine Baker of Enterprise, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. While attending Enterprise High School, Samantha participated in the marching band and was an executive member of the Anchor Club. She also served as Battalion Commander for the school’s JROTC program. Samantha’s goal is to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and become a leader in the Army.

Jorden Brown, son of Christopher and Ramona Brown of Eclectic, has been nominated to attend the Unites States Naval Academy at Annapolis. While attending Elmore County High School, Jorden was treasure of Mu Alpha Theta, a member of the Spanish Honor’s Society and on the football team. His goal is to become a leader in the United States Navy.

Hayden Djuric, son of Warren and Teresa Djuric of Montgomery, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. A senior at Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School, Hayden is a Civil Air Patrol Cadet Commander and a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He plans to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and become an officer.

Samuel Dowd, son of John and Donna Dowd of Dothan, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Samuel prepared for the United States Military Academy by maintaining a stellar academic record at Providence Christian School and fostering his dedication to serving his community. Following in his father’s footsteps, Samuel hopes to become an officer in the United States Army.

Ashlie Harlin, a student at Enterprise High School, has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. While attending Enterprise High school, Ashlie maintain a strong academic record in addition to an active extracurricular schedule. She served as a Cadet 2nd Lieutenant in the JROTC program. Ashlie’s goal is to serve her country proudly as an exemplary officer.

Brandon Lee, son of Hansun and Robin Lee of Enterprise, has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Brandon attends Enterprise High School, where he is an active member of the marching band and a letterman in soccer. He hopes to become a pilot and one day fly with the Blue Angels.

Michael McKeon, son of Joseph and Jane McKeon of Enterprise, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a student at Enterprise High School, Michael was awarded the Outstanding Student-Athlete Award as a member of the basketball team and represented EHS as a Boy’s State Delegate. His dedication to academics and his heart for service have prepared Michael for a military career.

Troy Searcy, son of Shelby and Allison Searcy of Prattville, has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. As a student at Prattville High School, Troy is a member of the Track and Cross Country teams, as well as Vice President of the PHS engineering class’s Future Business Leaders of America. Troy plans on graduating from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and join the Marines.

Dalton Stacks, son of Rick and Susan Wilkins of Dothan, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dalton is a senior at Northview High School, where he is involved with the National Honor Society and football team. He is also an Eagle Scout. Dalton plans on graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point and becoming an officer in the Army.

Stephen Till, son of George and Angela Till of Greenville, has been nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Stephen is a senior at Fort Dale Academy, where he serves as Vice President of the Senior Class. He is also plays football, basketball and baseball. Stephen’s goal is to become an officer in the United States Navy.

Samantha Wood, daughter of William and Juyun Wood of Daleville, has been nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a student at Daleville High School, Samantha’s exceptional academic achievement garnered her membership into the National Honor Society. She also served as class Vice President and JROTC Battalion Commander. Samantha hopes to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and serve her country proudly.


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