Rep. Gil Cisneros Announces CA-39 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

January 31, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Cisneros Announces CA-39 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced that 31 students from California’s 39th District have been nominated to attend national service academies. The five U.S. service academies include the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

“Today, I’m proud to announce 31 extraordinary students from California’s 39th District who have been nominated to attend our prestigious national service academies,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Not only have these students excelled in their academics, but they have demonstrated unparalleled leadership, whether it’s at school or in their community. These young students represent the future leaders of our country, and I have no doubt they will succeed at our service academies. I am grateful to have had the privilege and honor to nominate these students.”

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Each nominee completed a detailed and thorough application asking for transcripts, test scores, extracurriculars, athletics, awards, employment, recommendations, and a 500-word essay about why they want to attend a U.S. service academy. Each nominee was then interviewed with Rep. Cisneros’ Nomination Board.

The 39th District Nominees Include:

Naval Academy Nominations

Rachel Bland

Northwestern Preparatory Academy

Roy Choi, Also nominated to USMMA

Troy High School

Marc Gaouette

Ayala High School

Joshua Kang

University of California, Irvine

Charissa Kim, Also nominated to USMMA

Troy High School

Joe Meng

Mt. San Antonio College

Jovian Jing Peng 

Walnut High School

Christopher Robertson

Yorba Linda High School

William Tan

Diamond Bar High School

Ashyton Zachary 

Yorba Linda High School

 

Air Force Academy Nominations

Nastazia E. Coronado

Chino Hills High School

Kyle Dalan

Walnut High School

Adam Gonzales 

Cal Poly Pomona

Daniel Takeo Hayase

Northwestern Preparatory Academy

Andrew Hong

Sunny Hills High School

Sarah Kailanah Isip

Whittier Christian High School

Daniel Jeong

Fullerton College

Kristi Lee

Troy High School

Ryan Mclung

United States Air Force Academy Preparatory  School

Victoria Helen Taberski 

Esperanza High School

US Military Academy Nominations (West Point-Army)

Madison L. Bernardino

Diamond Bar High School

Brett Chavez

Chino Hills High School

Luke Gigliotti, Also nominated to USMMA

Yorba Linda High School

Eugene Kim

Brea-Olinda High School

Christopher Li

Yorba Linda High School

Jaden Miramontes

Bishop Amat High School

Jacob Lee Moon

Northwestern Preparatory Academy

Perla Olan Galaviz

Buena Park High School

Nakul Rao

Norwich University

Sara Jane Sirna

Sonora High School

US Merchant Marine Academy

Roy Choi, Also nominated to USNA

Troy High School

Carson Elmasry

Valencia High School

Luke Gigliotti, Also nominated to USMA

Yorba Linda High School

Charissa Kim, Also nominated to USNA

Troy High School

 

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