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Rep. Taylor Announces Nominees to U.S. Service Academies

2024 Academy Nominees for TX-03

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Washington, February 11, 2020 | Anna R. McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Today, Congressman Van Taylor announced his nomination of thirty-eight students from Texas' Third Congressional District to the United States Service Academies.
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WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced his nomination of thirty-eight students from Texas' Third Congressional District to the United States Service Academies.

Congressman Van Taylor said, "Nothing gives me more pride than seeing young Americans stand up to serve their country. These selfless men and women are sure to have an incredible impact on their communities and their entire nation and I am honored to represent them in Congress."

The U.S. Service Academies offer a unique and esteemed educational opportunity for young men and women. Nominees who earn an appointment receive a four year university education, room and board, medical and dental coverage and a stipend in exchange for a five year military service commitment upon graduation.

The complete Class of 2024 Academy Appointees are listed below:

*Student Name; Hometown, School

U.S. Air Force Academy
  • David Boyle; Melissa, John Paul II High School
  • Natthapat Chumpirom; McKinney, McKinney Boyd High School
  • Andrew Ferkany; Plano, Plano Senior High School/U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School*
  • McKenzie Hochevar; Plano, Plano Senior High School
  • Brayden Kowalski; Prosper,Prosper High School
  • Calvin Piepenberg; Allen, Allen High School
  • Thomas Rusli; Frisco, John Paul II High School
  • Brett Schraeder; Melissa, Melissa High School
  • Edward Shteyn; Plano, Plano Senior High School
  • Will Tobaben; Dallas, Prince of Peace Christian School
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • William Boese; McKinney, McKinney Christian Academy*
  • Bryce Bristow; Plano, Plano Senior High School
  • Preston Cutler; Prosper, Prosper High School*
  • Elizabeth Klaysork; Plano, Plano Senior High School
  • Sarah Norton; Allen, Allen High School
  • Chandler Pham; Murphy, International Leadership of Texas
  • Emily Shaw; Murphy, Booker T. Washington High School
  • Ryan Suber; Allen, Allen High School
U.S. Military Academy
  • William Boese; McKinney, McKinney Christian Academy*
  • Alexis Bradstreet; Richardson, Plano East Senior High School
  • Jahson Ferguson; McKinney, Liberty High School*
  • Ethan Hesson; Lucas, Wylie High School
  • Austin Hoang; Richardson, Plano East Senior High School
  • Nicholas Hughes; Plano, Plano Academy High School
  • Mason Hutchins; Fairview,Lovejoy High School
  • Timothy Johnson; Allen, The Lawrenceville SchoolTiffany Li; Frisco, Prince of Peace Christian School
  • Stephen Reynolds; McKinney, McKinney Boyd High School
  • Orion Rolater; Plano, Plano East Senior High School
  • Regina Romero-Garza; Plano, John Paul II High School*
  • Natalie Russo; Frisco, Lebanon Trail High School
  • Jakob Shackleton; McKinney, McKinney High School*
  • Jacob Thompson; Plano, Plano Senior High School
U.S. Naval Academy
  • Ashely Cook; Plano, Liberty High School
  • Preston Cutler; Prosper, Prosper High School*
  • Jahson Ferguson; McKinney, Liberty High School*
  • Carter Getz; Richardson, Trinity Christian Academy
  • Ryan Hogg; Prosper, Prosper High School
  • Jeffrey Linsteadt; Plano, Plano Senior High School
  • Kevin Murphy; Frisco, Memorial High School
  • Regina Romero-Garza; Plano, John Paul II High School*
  • Jakob Shackleton; McKinney, McKinney High School*
  • Zane Smith; Frisco, Deerfield Academy
Additional information about about Military Service Academies can be found on Congressman Taylor's website or by calling his Collin County office at (972) 202-4150.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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