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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Pete Sessions Announces the Appointment of 11 North Texas Students to U.S. Service Academies

June 13, 2017
Press Release

Dallas, Texas – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) today announced that 11 students in the 32nd Congressional District have accepted appointments to the United States Service Academies as members of the class of 2021.

Luke Blanton of Dallas and Coleman Everett of Dallas have been appointed to the United States Military Academy (West Point). Samuel Olden of Dallas and Zachary Raybourn of Dallas have been appointed to the United States Naval Academy. Charles Broad of Richardson, Tyler Davis of Rowlett, Vance Holub of Dallas, Caleb Richardson of Rowlett, Preston Semenuk of Richardson,  and Rhiannon Townsend of Dallas, have been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Broder Jackson of Dallas has been appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Congressman Sessions, who represents the 32nd Congressional District, supports maintaining a strong and agile national defense and has taken a special interest in the appointment of Texas students to the nation’s finest Service Academies. Each year, numerous applicants request appointments to the Academies, but only a select few are appointed. Students requesting a nomination from Sessions are evaluated on a variety of criteria including academic background, physical ability, personal recommendations, and an evaluation and ranking by the Academy Selection Board.

“These young men and women set themselves apart from their peers through their rigorous dedication to high academic performance, personal fitness, and moral character,” Sessions said. “I am confident that they will make our community proud as they represent North Texas in our nation’s finest academic institutions.”

Sessions considers the nomination of selected students to our nation’s Service Academies to be among his most important congressional responsibilities. Service Academy graduates will lead efforts to maintain the strength and commitment of America’s Armed Forces, which ensures our nation’s security and prosperity in the future.

“I congratulate them on their accomplishment and am extremely proud of these outstanding North Texas students,” said Sessions. “I am delighted to join their families, teachers, and friends in giving them our unwavering support as they commit to promoting America’s security and freedom.”

Residents of the 32nd Congressional District who are interested in seeking a nomination to a Service Academy may contact Rachel Wong with Congressman Sessions’ Dallas office at 972.392.0505.