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Rep. Greg Walden Nominates 10 Oregon Students For Acceptance to U.S. Service Academies

Today Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that he has nominated ten Oregon students for acceptance to the prestigious United States service academies.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 7:56 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:43 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that he has nominated ten Oregon students for acceptance to the prestigious United States service academies. Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board (retired and active-duty military officers who interview potential candidates for the service academies) recommended each student based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.

“I am honored to nominate these outstanding young Oregonians to America’s service academies,” Walden said. “Years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to character have earned these future leaders these much-deserved nominations. By pursuing a higher education at one of our country’s select service academies, these students have shown a desire to lead by example, grow intellectually, and serve the United States in uniform. I am confident that each nominee will have tremendous success in this admirable endeavor and that their futures will be bright.

“I also thank my Service Academy Nomination Board for recommending these young leaders. Their experience serving our country in uniform is invaluable to the nomination process, and speaks to the caliber of the students they interviewed and recommended for nominations this year. Without their guidance and understanding of what it takes to succeed at the U.S. service academies, these nominations would not be possible,” said Walden.

Serving on Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board are: Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Paula Brown; Col. Smith, Jeff, Oregon Air National Guard; Lt. Col. Lee, Travis, Oregon Army National Guard; Retired U.S. Navy Commander John Howard; Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col Kirk Mickelsen.

The service academies include the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Final selection for admission to the service academies will be determined by officials at each respective academy this spring.

The nominees from Oregon are as follows:

Baker County
• Clay Keller, son of Douglas and Theresa Keller of Baker City, attended Baker High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

Deschutes County
• Jackson Clough, son of James and Jill Clough of Bend, attending Summit High School -- nominated to the Unites States Air Force Academy.
• Benjamin Roberts, son of Andrew and Kimberly Roberts of Bend, attending Bend Senior High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy.
• Levi Schwarz, son of Janet and Douglas Schwarz of Bend, attended Bend Senior High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

Jackson County
• Dana Jung, daughter of Dr. Tae Kyung Jung and Mikyoung Yang of Medford, attending North Medford High School -- nominated to the United States Military Academy (West Point), and United States Air Force Academy.

Klamath County
• Brandon VanMeter, son of Stephen and Amy Johnson of Klamath Falls, attending Klamath Union High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Military Academy (West Point).
• Nolan Britton, son of Robert and Bobbie Sue Britton of Klamath Falls, attending Lost River High School -- nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.
• Jacob Healy, son of Mike and Julie Healy of Klamath Falls, attending Mazama High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy.
• Maximillian Balakas, son of Martin Balakas and Kathleen Todd of Klamath Falls, attending Mazama High School -- nominated to United States Military Academy (West Point).

Umatilla County
• Kirk Liscom, son of Matthew and Shelley Liscom of Pendleton, attending Pendleton High School -- nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
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Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
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Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
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