Rep. Handel Congratulates Students Nominated to Military Service Academies

November 21, 2017 \\ Press Release

ROSWELL, GA - U.S. Representative Karen Handel announced United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are granted 10 nominations per academy, while each respective Academy grants the final appointment.

"The Sixth produced an extraordinary group of candidates for our nation’s military academies this year,” Rep. Handel said. “This is one of the responsibilities I have relished the most during my time in Washington, and I'm so proud of these young men and women for their willingness to serve this country. I wish them all the best of luck as they go forward in this process." 

Last Wednesday, Rep. Handel notified each of the following students of their nominations by phone. The final selections will be announced in the beginning of 2018. 


U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD):

Coleman Anderson - Roswell HS

Joseph Boudreau - Blessed Trinity Catholic HS

Eleanor Canlichio - Dunwoody HS

Tyler Gerding - Kings Ridge Christian School

Vidya Gopalakrishna - Northview HS

Emily Hamilton - Lassiter HS

Erin Leydon - Wheeler HS

Aditya Mhaskar - Alpharetta HS

Maya Wade - Johns Creek HS


U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO):

Connor Haseley - Walton HS/New York University/Stanford University

Harrison Seth Leigh - Cambridge HS

Erin Leydon - Wheeler HS

Lee Jung Kim - Northview HS

Blaine McDonough - Walton HS

Aditya Mhaskar - Alpharetta HS

Emily Mitchell - Rivers Academy

Maya Wade - Johns Creek


U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY):

Brandon Anthony - Dunwoody HS/Auburn University

Gabriela Boatright - North Springs Charter HS

Kent Donaldson - Roswell HS

Lee Jung Kim - Northview HS

Joseph McDermond- Marist School

Connor McGurk - Pope HS

Hannah Percher - Lassiter HS 

Paris Williams - Chamblee Charter HS

David Woodward - Mount Pisgah Christian School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY):

Blaine McDonough - Walton HS

William Roberts - Baylor School