Baton Rouge—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the 11 students who received his nomination to one of America’s Service Academies and have accepted appointments. These students will enter the Class of 2023 at the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies. Upon graduation, they will become commissioned officers in the Armed Forces.
To attend a service academy, a student must obtain a nomination, most of which are provided by members of Congress. Students can apply to attend a service academy in their senior year of high school.
“We thank these men and women who are dedicating themselves to defending our country and for their parents who shaped their values of patriotism and dedication to service,” said Dr. Cassidy.
By academy, the students that Senator Cassidy nominated who accepted appointments are below. Their hometowns and high schools are included.
U.S. Military Academy
- Jacob Albritton, Monroe, St. Frederick High School
- Daniel Lee, Vidalia, Vidalia High School
- Michael Roddy, Clinton, Home School
- Brittney Seymour, Harvey, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
- Gabrielle Berger, Mandeville, Mandeville High School
- Edward Gravois, Zachary, Lee County High School (Leesburg, GA)
- Annabel Powers, New Orleans, Lusher Charter School
U.S. Air Force Academy
- Mark Coppola, Gonzales, University Laboratory School
- Harlan Jerro, Greenwell Springs, Central High School
- Wesley Launey, Ville Platte, Sacred Heart High School
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Connor Damare, Slidell, Brother Martin High School