Davids Announces Service Academy Nominations

February 2, 2021
Press Release

Rep. Sharice Davids has nominated 31 students from the Kansas Third District for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.

 

“As the daughter of an Army veteran, I’m honored to nominate hardworking, bright, and talented young people from Kansas’ Third District to our nation’s military service academies,” said Davids. “These are some of the best universities in the country and help build strong leaders in our armed forces and beyond. I look forward to seeing all that these young Kansans accomplish.”

 

Rep. Davids’ nominations were made based on the recommendations of her Academy Panelist Board. This year’s nonpartisan board included: Lieutenant Colonel, retired, Mike Souder and Lieutenant Commander, retired, Anjail Belton. These panelists conduct personal interviews with each applicant, in addition to reviewing written applications, letters of recommendation, and G.P.A. In accordance with public health guidelines, the entire process this year was conducted virtually.

 

After receiving a nomination from Rep. Davids, applicants must then meet the individual admission requirements for their respective academy. The academies themselves will then make the final decision on an appointment of admission. Due to limited capacity, not every nominee will receive an appointment.

 

Rep. Davids’ nominees include:

 

United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Luke Connelly

Thomas Baker

Will Lowry

Luke Ragland

Chase Uhlig

Cameron Quick

Brody Rembold

Matthew Sur

Demetrius Bush

Taylor Ellis

 

United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.

Carolyn Thurlby

Elle Hempy

James Stubbers

Zach Meyer

Zach Alvarado

Delaney Pepin

Demetrius Bush

Aiden Aley

Thomas Baker

Quintin Wright

 

United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Quintin Wright

Mathew Surmaczewicz

Carson Paul

Marnie Clark

Zachary Keal

Sam Arrick

Sergej Kavs

Evan Clymer

Theodore Kupper

Elle Hempy

Zach Meyer

Colt Thomas

Cameron Quick

Delaney Pepin

Zach Alvarado

Libbie Winkelman

 

United States Merchant Marines Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

Zachary Meyer

Max Cleveland

Gigi Loffredo

Colt Thomas

Matthew Sur

Carson Paul

Evan Clymer

Delaney Pepin

Zach Alvarado