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Guthrie Announces Hardin County Students’ Academy Appointments

Washington, March 12, 2021 | S.K. Bowen (202-225-3501)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this week notified Mark Cecil and Eli Kraan that they had been selected for an appointment to a service academy. Cecil received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and Kraan received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Rep. Guthrie notifying one of the students about the service academy appointment

“I had the honor to let Mark and Eli know this week that they had been offered an appointment to a service academy,” said Guthrie. “Mark’s appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and Eli’s appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy are a product of their hard work and determination, and I know they will do well if they decide to attend a service academy. I remember when I found out I had received an appointment to West Point, so I enjoy having the opportunity to share the excitement when I tell students they have received an appointment. I know there are many extraordinary students who are waiting to hear back on their appointments. I will be staying in contact with the service academies as future notifications come in.”

Each year students in the Second District are nominated for service academies through the Office of Congressman Brett Guthrie. To apply for a nomination to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine academies through Guthrie’s office, students have to complete a nomination packet and submit it by the required deadline. Students must also separately apply to the service academies of their choice. Students, who are nominated by Guthrie with the guidance of his Second District Academy Board, are then eligible for consideration by the service academies for an appointment. A nomination does not guarantee an appointment and appointments are announced on a rolling basis.