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Congressman McCarthy announces students nominated to military academies

Spencer Glazer, 18, Independence High School, principal nominee for U.S. Military Academy, West Point. (Photo provided by the office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy)

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced students he's nominated to the military service academies.

As a congressman, McCarthy is allowed to designate students from his district as principal and alternate nominees to the U.S. Air Force Academy, West Point and Naval Academy.

The candidates were interviewed by a committee, and selection to a service academy is extremely competitive.

“Our community is filled with capable, future leaders who display the core values of honor and courage. I am proud to announce the students who will be attending our service academies," McCarthy said in a news release. “I congratulate each of them in their pursuit of becoming future leaders in our armed forces.”

The nominees are:

Spencer Glazer, 18, Independence High School (principal nominee for U.S. Military Academy, West Point)

Cameron Reeves, 18, Bakersfield College; graduate of Bakersfield Christian High School (principal nominee for Naval Academy)

Kaitlyn Ehrlich, 18, Tehachapi High School (alternate for Air Force Academy)

Connor McCormick, 19, Air Force Academy Preparatory School; graduate of Lancaster High School (alternate for Air Force Academy)

Roman Philson, 17, Air Academy High School; eligible because father’s home of record is California City (alternate for Air Force Academy)

Dustin Wagner, 19, New Mexico Military Institute; graduate of Kern Valley High School (alternate for Air Force Academy)

Dylan Simonsen, 18, Garces Memorial High School (alternate for West Point)

Sammie Adams, 19, Naval Academy Preparatory School; graduate of Kern Valley High School (alternate for Naval Academy)

Vanessa Perez, 18, Naval Academy Preparatory School; graduate of Antelope Valley High School (alternate for Naval Academy)

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