WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger announced Thursday that six District 12 nominees have received Congressional appointments to United States service academies. In addition, two nominees will be attending Foundation Prep schools.
“The important task of protecting our country and preserving democracy is entrusted to the men and women in the military,” Granger said. “Today, military leaders must excel in not only military matters, but also in technology, management and other areas. The women and men who have earned appointments to the military academies this year are the best we have to offer in District 12, and I am confident they will go on to be the military leaders of tomorrow who will continue to protect and defend the United States.”
The appointments are for the class that enters in Summer 2008 and graduates in Spring 2012. The appointees from District 12 are as follows:

    * Nathan Krohn, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Mansfield High School
    * Michael Palazzolo, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Weatherford High School
    * Amanda Terry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Brewer High School
    * Daniel Watts, U.S. Naval Academy, Tarleton State University

Students who have been attending a prep school and who received appointments are:

    * William Drummond, U.S. Naval Academy
    * Brandon Schoenfeldt, U.S. Air Force Academy

In addition, the following students will be attending a Foundation Prep school through the U.S. Air Force Academy:

    * Brennon Lemieux, Decatur High School, New Mexico Military Institute
    * Justin Riling, Central High School, Northwestern University

Individuals who are interested in obtaining a Congressional nomination for the next academic class, which begins in Summer 2009, must send a completed application package to Congresswoman Granger’s District 12 office no later than October 20, 2008.
For additional information or an application packet, write to:
Congresswoman Kay Granger           
 1701 River Run Road, Suite 407
  Fort Worth, Texas 76107-6548
Or an individual can call the military academy coordinators in the office at (817) 338-0909.
Interested individuals can also go to www.kaygranger.house.gov for nomination information.