Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden today announced the nomination of six students from Jackson County for acceptance to one of the prestigious United States service academies based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.
Walden offered high praise for the nominees. “Being nominated to one of our nation’s service academies represents years of hard work and discipline. Competing with the best and brightest of America’s youth for an appointment to an academy is a great honor and a tremendous opportunity. I am confident that these talented students would represent their families and nation well in that effort, and I commend them for their desire to serve our country in uniform.
The nominees are as follows:
• Jacob Cochran of Medford, son of Tobin & Rebecca Cochran, attending Fishburne Military School – Nominated to the US Naval Academy and the US Military Academy
•Andrea Dow of Medford, daughter of Donald & Virginia Dow, Attending St. Mary’s School - Nominated to the US Military Academy and the US Air Force Academy
•Seth Gretz of Rogue River, son of Bradley & Celeste Gretz, attending Rogue River High School - Nominated to the US Air Force Academy
•Conor Keating of Medford, son of Kevin & Nikki Keating, attending St. Mary’s School - Nominated to the US Naval Academy, US Military Academy and the US Air Force Academy
•Jachin (Jake) Roach of Gold Hill, son of Robert & Karen Roach, attending Monterey Bay Academy - Nominated to the US Naval Academy and the US Air Force Academy
•Danial White of Ashland, son of Greg & Llona White, attending Ashland High School - Nominated to the US Merchant Marine Academy
Final selection for admission to the service academies will be performed by officials at each respective academy this spring.