MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Steube Congratulates FL-17 Students Appointed to U.S. Military Academies
SARASOTA, FLA.— U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today announced seven students from the 17th District have received appointments to United States Service Academies. Rep. Steube nominated these individuals earlier this year.
“I commend our FL-17 students who have chosen to serve our country. One of my greatest honors as a U.S. Representative is to be able to nominate outstanding students from our community to attend the United States Service Academies,” Congressman Steube said. “I look forward to their continued success in all they will accomplish.”
Rep. Steube recently joined several of the appointees and their parents at a congratulatory luncheon hosted by his office.
Molly Owens, of Pine View High School in Osprey, has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy. Owens is a 4.0 Honor Roll student, has received certificate of honors in several classes and is an accomplished soccer player. She has a Tae Kwan Do Black Belt and participates in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
Iker Perez-Calderon, of Lemon Bay High School in Englewood, has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy. Perez-Calderson has received Academic High Honors all four years of high school, has received multiple honors from NJROTC and participates weightlifting.
David Raney, of Venice High School has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy. Raney served as the Venice High School Football Captain and was recruited to play football for the Naval Academy. He is an accomplished weightlifter and has placed 3rd in weightlifting statewide.
Natalie Hays, of Venice High School has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Hays served as Vice President of the National Honor Society, Technology Student Association, President, and student government class representative. She also participates in girls varsity water polo.
Ashley Bible, of Sebring High School has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Bible is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She plays volleyball serving as team Captain and also participates in Track and Field.
Christian Kreegal, of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, has been appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Kreegal was a member of the National Honor Society and has been recognized as “Student of the Month” three times throughout high school. He is also an accomplished football player.
John Busha, graduate of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Busha attended the United States Air Force Preparatory School.
You can learn more about the service academy process here.