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Congressman David Scott to honor Thirteenth District students at 2019 Military Academy Ceremony

Washington, January 29, 2019

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Congressman David Scott will host a special ceremony to honor 23 exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our national military service academies. 


WHAT:    Congressman Scott will formally present congressional nominations to 23 students seeking appointments to attend to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Naval Academy in Annapolis, Military Academy at West Point or Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. 

                 Additionally, the program will feature a special presentation of the Purple Heart Medal by Congressman David Scott and Ft. Gillem Medical Command Colonel Craig Parsons to Vietnam Veteran Lee I. Pickering.


WHO:     
Congressman David Scott; World War II Tuskegee Airmen Hillard Pouncy, Jr. and Val Archer; Representatives from the U.S. Air Force and Naval academies; Langston Hughes High School Color Guard; Musical guest Moses White; and community members.


WHEN:
    Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m.


WHERE:
  Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road S.E., Smyrna, GA 30080


Nominees:

U.S. Air Force Academy

Faruq Akande, Jonesboro, Mundy's Mill High School

Abdulmalik Ariyo, Jonesboro, Lovejoy High School

James Benedict, II, Douglasville, Douglas County High School

Wedgide Bourdeau, Jonesboro, Mundy's Mill High School graduate

Devin Broxton, Stockbridge, U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School

Trenton Griffin, Douglasville, Douglas County High School

Aerial Jessie, Jonesboro, Mundy's Mill High School

Daniel Kilpatrick, McDonough, Kennesaw State University

Kwabena Kumi-Ansu, Jonesboro, U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School

Haley McMurrain, Palmetto, Georgia State University

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

John Buckley, Jr., McDonough, Eagles Landing Christian Academy

 

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Louis Burts, Jr., Atlanta, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

Jacob Gurley, Douglasville, Breman High School

Antonio Prioleau, Atlanta, North Atlanta High School

Hajj-Malik Williams, Hampton, U.S. Military Academy at West Point Preparatory School

Kayla Williams, Riverdale, U.S. Military Academy at West Point Preparatory School

 

U.S. Naval Academy

Kiera Kinsey, Atlanta, Langston Hughes High School

Brandon Middleton, Jonesboro, Mundy's Mill High School

Joshua Moses, Douglasville, Douglas County High School

Olubusola Oke, McDonough, Eagles Landing High School

Logan Sewell, Douglasville, Chapel Hill High School

Ayana Sirmans-Fellows, Jonesboro, Jonesboro High School

James Willis, McDonough, Union Grove High School


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