Bunnell, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) tonight presented 35 candidates with 49 nominations to four United States service academies: the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Two students were also presented with certificates of appointment: Hailey Megge has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy and Nicole Thatcher has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. 

Tonight–s ceremony was attended by service academy candidates and their families, the nominating board, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps instructors, school officials, and other members of the community.

“It was an honor tonight to present to these outstanding young men and women nominations to the United States service academies,”? DeSantis said. “The nomination process is rigorous and I know that these candidates are among the best and brightest that Florida–s sixth district has to offer.  I am very proud that so many dedicated students want to serve our nation in the military.”?

Nominee Name

City

High School

Academy

Blake Allen Becker

Daytona Beach

Seabreeze High School

Naval

Tucker Gnann Boyett

St. Augustine

Nease High School

Merchant Marine

 

Evangeline Margaret Borngesser

St. Augustine

Bartram Trail High School - AIPD

Naval

Nicholas Edward Cunningham

St. Augustine

NMMI (St. Augustine High School)

Merchant Marine

Matthew Christopher Chumaceiro

Palm Coast

 

Flagler Palm Coast High School

Air Force & Military

William Louis Duncan

Saint Johns

Nease High School

Naval

Kyle Robert Flynn

Ormond Beach

FAU (Seabreeze High School)

Naval

Christine Nicole Gaitantzis

Saint Johns

The Bolles School

Air Force & Naval

Sarah Anais Galloway

 

Ponte Vedra Beach

UNF (Ponte Vedra High School)

Naval & Merchant Marine

Admiral Jonathon Gebbia

Ormond Beach

      Seabreeze High School

Naval

Matthew Edward Lee Gray

DeLeon Springs

UCF (DeLand High School)

Air Force

Joshua James Groom

DeLand

 

Rosslyn Academy in Kenya

 

Military & Air Force

Robert Blair Grune, Jr.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra High School

Merchant Marine

Jared Immanuel Heinrich

Ponte Vedra Beach

Nease High School

Naval & Military

Helen Marie Jacobsen

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra High School

Naval

Scott Andrew Jones

Saint Johns

Nease High School

Military & Naval

Reilly Emma Kissinger

Ponte Vedra Beach

Virginia Tech University

 

Military

Amanda Claire Langhauser

Palm Coast

Matanzas High School

Naval

Liam Patrick Leahy

St. Augustine

Bartram Trail High School

Air Force & Naval

Hailey Maire Megge

Port Orange

Spruce Creek High School

Military

Nicholas Christian Menza

DeLand

DeLand High School

Air Force & Naval

Zachary Philip Mertens

Port Orange

Spruce Creek High School

Air Force & Naval

Thomas Jacob Moroney

St. Augustine

 

Bartram Trail High School

Military & Air Force

John Edward Oswald

St. Augustine

Nease High School

Air Force

William Reed Waldenmaier

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra High School

 

Merchant Marine & Military

Kyer Joseph Mosteller

Saint Johns

Creekside High School

Naval

Rebecca Annette Ramsey

St. Augustine

Bartram Trail High School

Naval

Ryan Lawrence Roberts

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach High School

Naval & Merchant Marine

Michael David Scott

St. Augustine

 

FAU (Ponte Vedra High School)

Merchant Marine & Military

Brian Joseph Stecker

St. Augustine

 

Marion Military Institute (St. Josephs Academy)

Military

William Joshua Taylor

 

St. Augustine

St. Joseph Academy/SJRSC

Merchant Marine

Nicole Marie Thatcher

 

Ponte Vedra Beach

Nease High School

Naval

Kevin Calvin Patrick Tierney

Port Orange

Spruce Creek High School

Naval & Military

Chance Maison Hanson

Saint Johns

Nease High School

Merchant Marine

Curran MacKenzie Hanley

Saint Johns

Creekside High School

Merchant Marine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointee Name

City

High School

Academy

 

Nicole Thatcher

Ponte Vedra Beach

Nease High School

Naval

 

Hailey Megge

Port Orange

Spruce Creek High School

Military