Sen. Cruz service academy nominees accept appointments

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently announced the successful appointments of 20 high school students whom he nominated to the United States service academies earlier this year.

“Among these talented students are leaders, scholars, athletes, and patriots who have proven an unwavering dedication to service in our armed forces,” Cruz said. “Each of them has displayed exceptional qualities that would make him or her an excellent fit at our nation’s service academies, and I wish them all the best as they embark on this next step.”

The following high school nominees have accepted their appointments:

U.S. Air Force Academy
Christopher Daniels
(Rockwall) – Rockwall High School
Marshall Foster
(Manvel) – Glenda Dawson High School
Evan Gabrielsen
(Dripping Springs) – Dripping Springs High School
Cody Jones
(Flower Mound) – Flower Mound High School & Greystone Prep Academy
Erik Rude
(Mesquite) – Greystone Prep Academy
Kyle Thompson
(Hughes Springs) – Palo Verde High School
Kayla Wofford
(Lewisville) – Lewisville High School

U.S. Military Academy
Tim Chou
(Sugar Land) – L.V. Hightower High School & Baylor University
Madeleine Easter
(Montgomery) – Montgomery High School
Jason Green
(Powderly) – James I. O’Neill High School
Luke Hodsen
(Dripping Springs) – Dripping Springs High School
Christopher Onorato
(Houston) – Jersey Village High School
Kevin Rinkliff
(Plano) – Plano West Senior High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Samuel Kittlitz
(Lewisville) – Lewisville High School

U.S. Naval Academy
Michael Boyson
(Garland) – Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Travis Dill
(The Woodlands) – The Woodlands College
Park High School
Jordan Rapp
(Katy) – Houston Christian High School
Jake Ross
(Houston) – Langham Creek High School & Texas A&M
Patrick Urrutia
(San Antonio) – Central Catholic High School
James Welch
(Dallas) – Plano West Senior High School

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