February 13, 2024
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BOWLING GREEN, KY – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement after announcing his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 37 nominations to individuals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

“A very rewarding aspect of being a United States Senator is the opportunity to nominate young men and women from across the state to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies. I commend each of these students for their dedication and desire to serve in the United States military, and I wish them the best through the remainder of the selection process. I have no doubt the students chosen will proudly represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the service academies,” said Dr. Paul.

You can learn more about the service academy process HERE and HERE. 

Dr. Paul nominated the following individuals to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy:

United States Air Force Academy

  • Isabel Billings – Louisville, KY
  • Peyton Boyd – Danville, KY
  • Ansh Chhabra – Bowling Green, KY
  • Evan Dunaway – Louisville, KY
  • Matthan Edmunds – Bowling Green, KY
  • Ryan Frazier – Hardinsburg, KY
  • Bryce Heitmann – Louisville, KY
  • Jackson Hepner – Louisville, KY
  • Kimberly Singel – Union, KY
  • Janna Whaley – Lexington, KY

United States Merchant Marine Academy

  • Cheney Carey – Goshen, KY
  • John Edberg – Hardyville, KY
  • Katelyn Huffaker – Glasgow, KY
  • Ethan Hunt – Louisville, KY
  • Caecilia Isenhart – Goshen, KY
  • Freya Isenhart – Goshen, KY
  • Michael Jarboe – Stamping Ground, KY

United States Military Academy

  • Mercator Bell – Louisville, KY
  • Isabel Billings – Louisville, KY
  • William Burchett – Pikeville, KY
  • Jessica Avery Ethridge – Cadiz, KY
  • Aiden Fix – Prospect, KY
  • Christian Gordon – Frankfort, KY
  • Peyton Harrison – Campbellsville, KY
  • Michael Mungillo – Lexington, KY
  • John Phelps – Prospect, KY
  • Alejo Stacy-Brandenburgh – Owingsville, KY

United States Naval Academy

  • Alyssa Celedonio – Louisville, KY
  • Tristan Copes – Alexandria, KY
  • Christian Gordon – Frankfort, KY
  • Jackson Hepner – Louisville, KY
  • Ozair Kissana – Prospect, KY
  • Nathaniel Neumann – Somerset, KY
  • Ethan Roberts – Louisville, KY
  • Carter Sedlaczek – Louisville, KY
  • Alsadra Wilson – Fort Knox, KY
  • Essay Yemane – Louisville, KY


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