RICHMOND, VA – Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today announced that nine students he nominated from the 7th District will attend one of the United States Service Academies in the fall, joining their respective academy's class of 2015.
Offering his congratulations, Congressman Cantor said, “Virginians have a rich history of military service, and I am proud to see so many students from the 7th District carry on that tradition at the United States Service Academies. Representing the next generation of American leaders, these talented young people will join the ranks of distinguished Virginians helping to ensure our national security and defend our freedom.”
Congressman Cantor recognized the following students along with the other nominees during his annual U.S. Service Academy Breakfast in Richmond this past December.
U.S. Naval Academy:
Lucas Stanley, Hanover, Atlee High School / The Salisbury School
Peyton Walsh, Henrico, Deep Run High School / Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
U.S. Air Force Academy:
Gregory Copeland, Henrico, Douglas S. Freeman High School
Christopher Woychak, Hanover, Hanover High School
U.S. Military Academy:
Walter Griffin, Orange, Home Schooled / U.S. Military Academy Prep School
Christopher Kittle, Caroline, Caroline High School / VMI
Alex Newsome, Henrico, Collegiate School / U.S. Military Academy Prep School
Ryan Powis, Chesterfield, James River High School / U.S. Military Academy Prep School
Charles White, Henrico, Douglas S. Freeman High School / VMI
View pictures of the students with Congressman Cantor HERE.