Including Texas High School’s Hannah Klein
Hannah Klein with Rep. Ratcliffe and her family
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) honored this year’s class of military appointees from the 4th Congressional District of Texas this weekend at an inaugural recognition ceremony held in Farmersville.
“I was pleased for the opportunity to personally congratulate this year’s class of military academy appointees and thank them for their commitment to serving our country at our inaugural recognition ceremony for the 4th District of Texas,” Ratcliffe said. “Being appointed to attend a military academy is a distinct honor, and we’ve got an extremely impressive group of students in this year’s class. I’m confident that these young leaders will go on to achieve great accomplishments both in their college careers and beyond that will make Northeast Texas very proud.”
This year’s appointees include:
Baley Brown from Denison High School – U.S. Air Force AcademyCameron Fallon from Denison High School – U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyWilliam (Forrest) Harbin from Rockwall High School – U.S. Air Force AcademyPreston Horowitz from Whitewright (homeschooled) – U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyHannah Klein from Texas High School – U.S. Naval AcademyMichael (Bijan) Nichols from Rockwall-Heath High School – US Naval AcademyDavid Reichert from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – U.S. Naval AcademyNicholas Reid from Anna High School – U.S. Air Force Academy (Not Pictured)Aaron Cory from Rockwall High School – United States Military Academy West Point (Not Pictured)Ford Blaylock from USMA Preparatory High School – United States Military Academy West Point (Not Pictured)Carter Pearce from Anna (homeschooled) – U.S. Air Force Academy
Left to Right: Hannah Klein, Bijan Nichols, Forrest Harbin, Sam Mosby, Rep. John Ratcliffe, Cameron Fallon, Preston Horowitz, David Reichert, and Baley Brown
Each year, Members of Congress nominate graduating high school seniors from their congressional districts to attend one of our nation’s prestigious military academies. Nominees are evaluated by the academies they apply to based on a “whole person” approach, which assesses academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character, and motivation as factors for admission.
Due to the high influx of applicants and low number of spots available each school year, receiving an appointment to attend a military academy is a prestigious honor worthy of national recognition.
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