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Congressman Garamendi Announces 3rd District U.S. Service Academy Entrants

June 19, 2019
Press Release

Vacaville, CA—Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) held a reception this week honoring 10 students from the 3rd Congressional District whom he nominated and have been accepted into one of the nation’s five military service academies.

The academies, which include The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, are amongst the most prestigious universities in the country. They have a long standing tradition of excellence in education, service and integrity.

“Each year I have the privilege of nominating a select group of young men and women to the service academies,” said Garamendi. “Our nation’s military service academies have a long tradition of excellence in education, service, and integrity, and I am proud to have such remarkable nominees represent the Third Congressional District. I salute our 2019 nominees and thank them for their commitment to our country.”

The young men and women competing for nominations this year include an outstanding group of individuals. While all applicants demonstrated the dedication, courage and aptitude necessary to excel at an academy, only the most qualified individuals are able to receive a nomination each year. Nominations are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Applicants must demonstrate academic strength, involvement in extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, moral character and a desire to serve their country as a member of the United States Military.

The nominees and their academies are listed below. You can view their individual photos here

United States Military Academy (West Point) Appointees:

Cade Cunningham—Yuba City

Tamar DeWilde—Yuba City

Brook Mitchell—Vacaville

Eli Short—Dixon


United States Air Force Academy Appointees:

Haley Brunkal—Vacaville

Jackson Mitchell—Woodland

Nathan Peterson—Dixon


United States Naval Academy Appointee:

Maxwell Polly—Vacaville


Accepted Offer to Attend Naval Academy Prep School:

Jessica Dudla—Vacaville

Mariah Johnson—Fairfield