Congressman Evans Announces Second District’s Military Service Academy Nominations

January 23, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) has proudly announced his selections for military service academy nominations. This year’s class from the Second District includes eight nominees with recommendations to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


Congressman Evans in his Philadelphia Office with members of his all-star nominations panel. Pictured from left to right: David Williams (West Point Graduate); Karen Dean (Retired High School Principal), First Sergeant Lonnie Haile; Chief Warrant Officer Five Gail Shillingford; Congressman Dwight Evans; Marian Tasco (Retired City Councilwoman); Dr. Kevin O’Malley (Naval Academy Graduate).


Service Academy Nominations are recommended to Congressman Evans by his Nominations Panel which includes active duty and retired military members, educators, and community leaders from across the Second Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

“It is a true honor and privilege to nominate young people in our neighborhoods to attend our Military Service Academies. When I was first sworn into office on November 14, 2016 one of the first things I had the opportunity to do was to nominate young people in our community as candidates to our Service Academies. This year we had a truly remarkable group of young students as nominees. A commitment to public service at a young age is something that cannot always be taught and nurtured; it is wonderful to see the spirit of service alive, well and present in the Second. Congrats again to this year’s outstanding nominees,” Congressman Evans said.


This year’s nominations from the Second District include:


Mr. Stephen Flemming (William Penn Charter School) – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Mr. Benjamin Fraizer III (St. Joseph’s Preparatory School) – U.S. Military Academy

Mr. Ryan Kreiser (Harriton High School) – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Mr. Hugo-James McCarthy (Harriton High School) – U.S. Naval Academy

Ms. Cloris Shaw-Baker (George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science) – U.S. Naval Academy

Mr. Nicholas Molineaux (Harriton High School) – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy

Mr. Thomas Prim (Mercersburg Academy) – U.S. Naval Academy

Mr. Daniel Silbergeld (The Kiski School) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy




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