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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Isakson Announces U.S. Military Academy Appointees for 2008
Isakson's 30 Appointees to Be Honored at Reception on Sunday

ATLANTA - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today proudly announced that 30 Georgia students whom he had nominated to the United States military academies have now received appointments to the prestigious schools. 

"One of my favorite tasks each year is to nominate promising young leaders to our nation's military academies," Isakson said.  "I know this year's appointees will make Georgia and America proud."

The annual nomination of young people to our nation's military academies is the responsibility of each Member of Congress. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships, which are valued at approximately $350,000 each and include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.  Since his election to Congress in 1999, nearly 200 Isakson nominees have been accepted into U.S. military academies. 

Isakson plans to host a reception for the students and their families this Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. in Atlanta .  The reception will be held at the Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700 , Atlanta , Ga. , 30339 .

The Isakson nominees who have been accepted by the Academies (listed with their current schools and hometowns) are:

U.S. Air Force Academy

David Adams - Campbell High School , Mableton
Donald Adkins - Tift County High School , Tifton
James Collins - Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross
Jacob Fulton - Chapel Hill High School , Douglasville
James Hill - Fayette County High School , Fayetteville
Rachel Mittleman - Starr's Mill High School , Peachtree City
Kevin Rosen - Dunwoody High School , Dunwoody

U.S. Military Academy

Thomas Carney - Woodward Academy , Peachtree City
Rachael Duval - Hebron Christian Academy , Auburn
Matthew Joiner - Collins Hill High School , Lawrenceville
Nathan Markette - Deerfield Windsor School , Albany
Jarrod Oliver - Buford High School , Buford
Colin Patrick - Norcross High School , Norcross
Timothy Schmidt - Home Schooled, Loganville
Jessica Sexauer - Adairsville High School , Cartersville
Jev Valles - Pope High School , Marietta

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Michael Jeffers - St. Pius X, Atlanta
Mikhail Manalo - Brookwood High School , Lawrenceville
Bernard Underwood - Balboa Academy , Martinez

U.S. Naval Academy

James Brigham - Fellowship Christian School , Roswell
Michael Carothers - Greater Atlanta Christian, Flowery Branch
Tina Estrem - Union Grove High School , McDonough
Kyle Gentry - The Walker School , Woodstock
Paul Neidhardt - Brookwood High School , Lawrenceville
Daniel Perme - Blessed Trinity High School , Alpharetta
Robert Rountree - Tucker High School , Tucker
Hayden Van Dyke - Bremen High School , Villa Rica
Eric Von Behren - Camden County High School , Kingsland
Michael White - McIntosh High School , Peachtree City
Nathan Woodason - Northwest Whitfield, Dalton