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SAN DIEGO – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) held a virtual event to congratulate 33 high school students from the 52nd District who were nominated to attend our nation’s military service academies.

Each year, Rep. Peters has the distinct honor of recommending a group of outstanding young individuals to serve in our service academies - the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. The nomination makes them eligible to be selected for a fully-funded education with one academy, with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for at least five years after graduating.

"The opportunity to nominate students to our country's military academies is one of the most rewarding duties I have as a member of Congress," Rep. Peters said. "These students have already earned a reputation as young leaders in their communities throughout my district, and now they’re well on their way to become the future leaders of our Armed Forces."

The highly qualified young men and women were selected after applying and being interviewed by Rep. Peters' independent Service Academy Nomination Board. Below is a list of this year’s nominees:


United States Air Force Academy

Andrew Borgie - Coronado High School

Jazmin Brooks - Francis Parker School

Jovanna Daniel - Scripps Ranch High School

Reece Dietzman - Coronado High School

Sean Hodgson - Scripps Ranch High School

Michaela Kovaisky - Georgia Military College

Victoria Lubahn - Canyon Crest Academy

Lincoln McKinney - Rancho Bernardo High School 

Ryan Molleman - Poway High School 

Nica Zsiros - Santa Fe Christian


United States Merchant Marine Academy

Ryan Knight - Culver Academies 

Conner Skewes - Point Loma High School

Matthew Villena - Mount Carmel High School


United States Military Academy

Shea Briere - Saint Augustine High School

Nicholas Brown - Westview High School

Connie Choy - Torrey Pines High School

Breena French - Point Loma High School

Matthew Fucella - The Rock Academy

Kevin Kappes - Cathedral Catholic High School

Gina Lee - Rancho Bernardo High School

Ethan Melby - Point Loma High School

Anastasios Mihas - Cathedral Catholic High School

Sophia Righthouse - Westview High School


United States Naval Academy

Kieran Amsberry - Benedictine College

Dhruv Banerjee - The Bishop's School

Colgan Black - La Jolla High School

Croix Black - La Jolla High School

Patrick Cunningham - Canyon Crest Academy

Han-Min Kim - Canyon Crest Academy

Ryan King - Santa Fe Christian

May McConkey - The Bishop's School

Ryan Rayos - DODEA Zama Middle High School, Japan

Christian Yoon - Scripps Ranch High School


To learn more about this nomination process, visit Rep. Peters' service academy information page. You may also call 858-455-5550 for more details.