Reichert Honors 8th District Service Academy Appointees

Jun 5, 2014

Issaquah, WA – This afternoon, Rep. Reichert held a reception honoring the young men and women who received appointments to one of the U.S. service academies.  Receiving an appointment is not a simple task and they must meet strict requirements to receive even a nomination, let alone an appointment.  Students are required to have excellent grades, clear leadership skills, and a heart for service.

“The young men and women who received appointments to service academies from this district are some of the best and brightest young people I have ever met,” said Reichert.  “I am encouraged by their desire to serve at the highest level and their willingness to answer the call of duty, knowing they could one day be called upon to make enormous sacrifices.  So many of these students are accepted into other top universities, and instead choose the harder route to attend a service academy. I wish them the very best as they start their schooling and their likely careers this fall, and I know that I will see great things from them.”

The students who received appointments to a service academy from the Washington-8th District are:

United States Air Force Academy
Todd Link, Maple Valley
Hayden Schmitt, Enumclaw
Lillian Lord, Spanaway
Tristan Naranjo, Auburn

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Shaun Meehan, Auburn

United States Military Academy
Brenton Ausen, Covington
Paige Dougherty, Graham
Kevin Hall, Renton

United States Naval Academy
Andrew Wisegarver, Sammamish