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Duncan Banner: Duncan students nominated by Rep. Cole for military academies

January 21, 2016
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Duncan Banner - Andrew Morphew

Two local Duncan High School seniors were nominated by Congressman Tom Cole for entry into military schools.

Senior Blake Graham and senior Jonathan McGill were selected as part of 14 students, who went through the nomination program per Cole.

Duncan High School Principal Justin Smith had nothing but praise for both students.

“Both of those students are great students and exemplary kids that represent Duncan High School and very proud of them,” Smith said.

“They are typical leaders of the senior class and great kids all around,” Smith said.

In order to be nominated applicants are evaluated for academic performance and standing, including class rank, SAT/ACT scores and school records.

Upon congressional nomination, students become eligible for appointment consideration at the service academy (or academies) to which they applied.

“It is my distinct privilege to recommend several outstanding candidates from the Fourth District for an appointment to one of our nation’s fine military academies,” said Cole. “Without fail each year, I am struck by the willingness of our best and brightest to selflessly answer the call of duty. Along with their family and friends, I greatly admire these remarkable young leaders for their desire to sacrifice and serve on behalf of our country.”

Graham was nominated for three academies, which were the US Air Force, US Merchant Marine Academy and the US Military Academy at West Point.

McGill was nominated for the US Air Force Academy.

Online: Duncan Banner