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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Rep. Yoder Announces Military Academy Nominations

Dec 2, 2016
Press Release

Overland Park, KS – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) announced today that he has nominated 27 area students to the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The Third District’s Academy Nomination Board, appointed by Representative Yoder, conducted interviews with the applicants following review of their applications. After receiving their nominations, the applicants must now meet the requirements of each U.S. Service Academy to be considered for appointment. Ultimately, the Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.

“I’m honored to announce the nominations of the following outstanding Kansans from the 3rd Congressional District to an United States Service Academy,” Rep Yoder said. “These young men and women do an excellent job representing our district with their distinguished character, scholarship, leadership and service. The impressive attributes each one of the nominees possess make them great candidates, and I wish them well as they seek an appointment to an U.S. Service Academy.”

United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland

Harrison Boldt – Merriam

Chad Coates – Overland Park

Ryan Devers – Olathe

Noah Didier – Overland Park

Marie Divine – Prairie Village

Claire Ivey – Shawnee

Luke Kuklenski – Prairie Village

Austin Lee – Overland Park

Owen Swanberg – Leawood

Maddie Wheat – Shawnee

United States Military Academy – West Point, New York

Claire Allen – Shawnee

Emmett Lockeridge – Kansas City Kansas

Steven Rohde – Overland Park

Jack Russell – Overland Park

Brenden Shutt – Shawnee

Cole Smith – Overland Park

Sidney Spry – Overland Park

Karen Yan – Overland Park

United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chad Buzzell – Overland Park

Cole Dahlquist – Lenexa

Patrick Doyle – Prairie Village

Annalise Holland – Olathe

Will McConwell – Fairway

Cooper May – Leawood

Jonas Price – Overland Park

Jacob Taylor – De Soto

Victoria Wall – Mission

Rep. Yoder will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Academy class on May 1, 2017. The application deadline is October 1, 2017.  For more information on the application process or to receive an U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application packet please contact Susan Metsker in Rep. Yoder’s Overland Park Office at 913-621-0832 or visit