CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced that he will nominate 34 West Virginia students to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Doddridge, Grant, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Marshall, Marion, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Pocahontas, Putnam, Ritchie, Taylor, Wyoming and Wood.
Senator Manchin is recommending the following students to the service academies. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.
Air Force Academy
Ryan Graf, Jefferson High School
Quentin Buckley, Poca High School
Chris Unger, Langley High School (father stationed in Virginia), from Ohio County
Andrew Bruffy, West Virginia University, from Monongalia County
Skyler Terrell, Parkersburg High School
Alex Brown, Martinsburg High School
Nick Marcum, Scott High School
Adam Pauley, Petersburg High School
Jon Massile, Point Pleasant High School
David "Jonah" Sneeringer, Winfield High School
Military Academy at West Point
Samantha Harris, Charleston Catholic High School
Katie Warner, University High School
Derek Hamman, Pocahontas High School
Kelsie Burns, Huntington High School
Sean Dennison, home schooled, from Lewis County
Andrew Parker, Wiesbaden High School (father stationed in Germany), from Monongalia County