Fort Worth, TX- Rep. Kay Granger today announced the names of six 12th District constituents who have received Congressional appointments to one of the U.S. Service Academies as well as appointments to the Naval Academy Prep School and Northwestern Prep School.

“The important task of protecting our country and preserving democracy is entrusted to the men and women of our military,” Granger said. “On the 21st century battlefield military leaders must excel not only in warfare, but also in technology, communications, logistics, and other highly skilled areas. The men and women who have earned appointments to the military academies are the very best in North Texas. These students will go on to be the military leaders of tomorrow and will continue to defend the United States at home and abroad.”

The appointees from District 12 for the Class of 2014 are as follows:

•    James Anderson,  Paschal High School, U.S. Military Academy
•    Leigha Bednar, Fossil Ridge High School,  U.S. Air Force Academy
•    Vanessa Covarrubias, South Hills High School, U.S. Naval Academy
•    Shaun Dyson, Weatherford High School, U.S. Air Force Academy
•    Gabriela Scherer, Fossil Ridge High School, U.S. Naval Academy

In addition:

•    Heather Shepard, who has been attending the Air Force Academy Prep School, received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

Finally, the following students will attend a prep school:

•    Victoria-Rose Godfirnon, Saginaw High School, will go to the Air Force Academy Prep School
•    Andrew Rekieta, Fort Worth Country Day, will go to Northwestern Prep School

Individuals who are interested in obtaining a Congressional nomination for the next academic year, which begins in Summer 2011, must send a completed application package to Congresswoman Granger’s District 12 office no later than October 18, 2010.  

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 coordinator in the office at (817) 338-0909.

Interested individuals can also go to for nomination information.