Latta Recognizes Students Accepted to U.S. Military Service Academies

From L-R: Olga Budke, Allena Rose, Elizabeth Shaffer, Congressman Latta, Abigail Yeager, Matthew Butson, Samuel Kovaleski

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) congratulated six students from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District on their acceptance to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies at an event on Sunday in Bowling Green. All of the students were nominated by Congressman Latta and have received offers of appointment for the Class of 2021 at their respective academies.

“It is no small task being accepted to a United States Military Service Academy, and I commend these six students for their dedication and hard work to achieve this honor,” said Latta. “Our nation is fortunate to have young people answering the call to serve in our military, and I’m excited to watch this group grow into our country’s next generation of leaders.”

The following students were recognized:

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado: Olga Budke, Findlay, St. Wendelin Catholic School; Elizabeth Shaffer, Hicksville, Hicksville High School

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York: Samuel Kovaleski, Findlay, Findlay High School

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York: Allena Rose, Toledo, Whitmer High School; Abigail Yeager, Holland, Springfield High School

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland: Matthew Butson, Metamora, St. John’s Jesuit High School