38 students nominated from across NC

Press release from Sen. Richard Burr’s office, shared March 18, and edited to reflect students from the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr announced his nomination of North Carolinians to serve at one of our nation’s military academies. The nominees were selected after an application and interview process conducted by Burr’s Academy Selection Committee, which is comprised of military academy graduates, veterans, and community leaders from across the state.

The nominees, their hometown, high school and parents’ names are listed below the academy to which they have been nominated.

United States Air Force Academy

Mr. Jesse T. Chasteen
Blowing Rock, N.C.
Todd and Kim Chasteen
Watauga High School

Mr. Justin W. Dotson
Black Mountain, N.C.
Christine Dotson
Charles D. Owens High School

Mr. Elijah D. Nicholson
Hayesville, N.C.
Grant and Karen Nicholson
Hayesville High School
Northwestern Preparatory

United States Naval Academy

Mr. Thomas W. Rennard, Jr.
Asheville, N.C.
Thomas and Jeanne Rennard
Covenant Academy of Asheville

United States Merchant Marine Academy

William D. (Cody) Day
Asheville, N.C.
Jeannie Fox
Hargrave Military Academy

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