Scott nominates King, Darash to U.S. Service Academies

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Scott nominates King, Darash to U.S. Service Academies
Michael King of Riverside High School and Jackson Darash of Byrnes High School are among 48 students nominated by Sen. Tim Scott to U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2019.

King has been nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., and Darash to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by a member of Congress or other authorized nominating source.  Final admission is determined by the respective academy.

Scott’s nominations, including the student’s high school and hometown and county, are as follows:

U.S. Military Academy – West Point, N.Y.

Evan Thomas Delvaux, Blythewood High School (Blythewood, Richland)

Michael Dillon, Hilton Head Christian Academy (Hilton Head Island, Beaufort)

Javier Doward, Hammond School (Columbia, Richland)

Micah Floyd, Green Sea Floyds High School (Loris, Horry)

Kayla Ann Grainger, Berkeley High School (Moncks Corner, Berkeley)

Gressette Richard Holt, Home Schooled (Simpsonville, Greenville)

Brent Tay Towery, Socastee High School (Myrtle Beach, Horry)

Timothy Tyler Williams, Cathedral Academy (Ladson, Dorchester)

Jamar Andre' Williams, Crestwood High School (Dalzell, Sumter)

Gabrielle Young, Lower Richland High School (Hopkins, Richland)

U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Md.

Tyrone Victor Abraham, Marlboro County High School (Bennettsville, Marlboro)

Henry Baker Gregorie Baird, Bishop England High School (Ravenel, Charleston)

Luka Bakic, Groton School (Hilton Head Island, Beaufort)

Caitlin Lorae Bowman, Clover High School (Clover, York)

Evan Thurber Camp, Academic Magnet High School (Hollywood, Charleston)

Jackson Parker Darash, James F. Byrnes High School (Duncan, Spartanburg)

Garrett Dell, Dutch Fork High School (Columbia, Lexington)

Alan Dugger, River Bluff High School (Columbia, Lexington)

Kevin Matthew Foley, James L. Mann High School (Simpsonville, Greenville)

James Matthew Hurley, West Ashley High School (Charleston, Charleston)

Raymond Reid Kaplan, Porter-Gaud (Charleston, Charleston)

Ethan McAllister, Hannah Pamplico High School (Pamplico, Florence)

Clayton Pratt, Fort Mill High School (Fort Mill, York)

Zachary Michael Reineke, Academic Magnet High School (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

John Gavin Roser, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (Hartsville, Darlington)

Zachary Taylor Scott, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (Beaufort, Beaufort)

Cody Grant Sims, Hammond School (Columbia, Richland)

George Skinner, Wade Hampton High School (Varnville, Hampton)

John Westley Slavens, Clover High School (York, York)

Kelly Hayes Williamson Jr., Latta High School (Dillon, Dillon)

 U.S. Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Caleb O'Neal Elms, Manning High School (Manning, Clarendon)

Derrick Marquis Engram, Camden High School (Camden, Kershaw)

Kevin Matthew Foley, James L. Mann High School (Simpsonville, Greenville)

Samantha Alexander Jones, Thomas Heyward Academy (Hardeeville, Jasper)

Erin Paige Kramer, Wando High School (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Lee Philip Levesque II, South Carolina Connections Academy (Beaufort, Beaufort)

Seren Colleen Marley, Bob Jones Academy (Greenville, Greenville)

Daniel Jason Schell, Fort Mill High School (Fort Mill, York)

Bailey Thomas Tully, Wando High School (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Noah Merritt White, Thomas Sumter Academy (Sumter, Sumter)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, N.Y.

Daniel Barfield, Home Schooled (Blythewood, Richland)

Wesley Ross Cary, Wando High School (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Nicholas Michael Dailey, Wando High School (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Andrew Hines Daniell, Wando High School (Charleston, Berkeley)

Devin George Fiorenza, Fort Mill High School (Tega Cay, York)

Samuel Christopher Hill, Home Schooled (Townville, Anderson)

Michael King, Riverside High School (Greer, Greenville)

Corey Christopher Lorence, River Bluff High School (Lexington, Lexington)

To be considered for a nomination from Senator Scott, students were required to submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, high school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Each candidate was then interviewed by community and business leaders and distinguished members of the military, including many alumni of one of the service academies. 

South Carolina students interested in applying for future nominations or for more information about the nomination process to the Service Academy can call the Service Academy Coordinator at (803) 771-6112 or click here.



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