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Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Highlands Students Nominated by Congressman Massie to US Military College

Meredith Laskey and Parker Harris were nominated by Congressman Thomas Massie's office for acceptance into the US Armed Forces Universities. Laskey photo credit: Harris photo: FTM file. 
27 students from the Fourth Congressional District have been nominated for acceptance to four of the nation's military schools, including two from Highlands High School.

Meredith Laskey was nominated for the United States Naval Academy and Parker Harris was nominated for the United States Military Academy.

The US Service Academy nominees will be considered for admittance to the US Air Force Academy, the US Naval Academy, the US Merchant Marine Academy, and the US Military Academy at West Point.

"I applaud these individuals for their desire to serve our country and further their education," said Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Lewis County). "I am confident that if selected, they will make constituents of Kentucky’s 4th district proud. I look forward to seeing them succeed."

Nominees were selected through a rigorous application and interview process and were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership ability, physical aptitude, participation in extra-curricular activities, and demonstration of character. While a Congressional or Senatorial nomination is required for admission into the U.S Service Academies, it does not guarantee admission.

Massie’s nominees for the class of 2019 are (with local students in bold):

United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
Hayden Molitor, Erlanger
Isaac Feinn, Louisville
Thomas Hiltz, Ft. Wright
Robert Rodgers III, Goshen
Thomas Bailey, Erlanger
Sharayah Simco, Florence
Kellan Kreft, Union
Chase Kindler, Louisville
Christopher Hidalgo, Goshen
Daniel Walker, Prospect

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
Nathaniel Friehofer, Hebron
Kendyll Kraus, Crestview Hills
Meredith Laskey, Fort Thomas
Joseph Marino, Covington
William Paris, Prospect
Sam Schroeder, Burlington
Joshua Stone, Goshen
Jonathan Embry, Louisville
Nathan Haddad, Louisville
Andrew Lively, Crestwood

United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
Peter Fields, Erlanger
Parker Harris, Fort Thomas
Evan Ousley, Independence
Joshua Carroll, Hebron
Jan-Niklas Isenhart, Goshen
Joshua Case, Fisherville
Collin Walker, Wilder
Isaac Feinn, Louisville
Joseph Marino, Covington
Robert Rodgers III, Goshen

United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY)
Jan-Niklas Isenhart, Goshen
Sharayah Simco, Florence

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