Three Lincoln and Catawba County students have been nominated to attend one of the country’s military service academies by Congressman Patrick McHenry. Last week, McHenry announced the 10 young men and women selected from the state’s 10th Congressional District. Each student applied through McHenry’s office and was interviewed by the congressman and his Military Advisory Committee before receiving the nominations.
Those selected were nominated by McHenry to attend either the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; or the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. John Biondi of Denver is nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Megan Lauterer of Denver is nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Andrew Beard of Maiden is nominated to attend the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.
“I would like to congratulate each of these students on their nominations,” McHenry said in a press release. “The young men and women who attend our nation’s service academies are the best that this country has to offer and I am proud to have nominated these fine candidates to represent the 10th District at the service academies.”
According to The United States Department of Defense’s website, those who accept an appointment must serve at least five years of active duty following the completion of their studies. Current high school students interested in being considered for a future nomination should visit http://mchenry.house.gov/constituentservices/serviceacademynominations.htm.