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April 30, 2013

Valdostans chosen for service academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) announced Monday the students in the First Congressional District of Georgia who have received appointments to United States Service Academies.

The students were interviewed for Congressional nominations into the Class of 2017 by Congressman Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Academy in Savannah.

The students receiving appointments are:

• Sarah Spain of St. Simons Island received a Congressional nomination and has been appointed to the Naval Academy as a member of the class of 2017. She is the daughter of Laura and Art Spain. Sarah is a senior at Tallulah Falls School.

• Daniel Hoffman of Savannah received a Congressional nomination and has been appointed to the Military Academy at West Point as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Alice and Peter Hoffman. Daniel is a senior at Benedictine Military School.

• Michael L’Herault of Valdosta received a Congressional nomination and has been appointed to the Military Academy at West Point as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Diane and Mark L’Herault. Michael is a senior at Lowndes High School.

• Gareth Price of Richmond Hill received a Congressional nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Ceinwen and Thomas Price.  Gareth is a senior at Richmond Hill High School.

• Kasey Candelario of Valdosta received a Congressional nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Elizabeth and Peter Candelario.  Kasey is a freshman at Valdosta State University.

“I commend these students for not only their appointment but also for the hard work and dedication that they have expressed towards their country,” said Kingston. “I am confident that the leadership skills and education that you receive will prepare you for all future endeavors.”

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