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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Yoder Announces Military Academy Nominations

Nov 28, 2017
Press Release

Overland Park, KS – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) announced today that he has nominated 30 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. 

“It’s an honor and a privilege to announce the nomination of 30 remarkable Kansans from the Third Congressional District to a United States Service Academy,” Rep. Yoder said. “Each man and woman nominated today represents distinguished character, scholarship, leadership, and service. I’m proud that these students are the future leaders of our country, and I wish them the best of luck as they seek an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy. Thank you all for your commitment to serving our nation.”

United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland

Ryan Devers – Olathe

Thomas Finn – Overland Park

Ryan Fitzgerald – Leawood

Andrew Goodman - Shawnee

Jerad Habben – Shawnee

Ansel Herndon – Overland Park

Claire Ivey – Shawnee

Alexander “Patrick” Lim – Overland Park

Caden Merrick – Overland Park

Ernest Pereira – Leawood

Adam Wells - Stilwell

United States Military Academy – West Point, New York

Devon Beuscher – Olathe

Andrew Ernsdorff – Shawnee

Benjamin Hanson - Olathe

Carson Krakar - Olathe

Hayley Murguia – Olathe

Dennis Rice – Prairie Village
Steven Rohde – Overland Park

Jack Russell – Overland Park

Karen Yan – Overland Park

United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Madison Beck – Olathe 

Chad Buzzell – Overland Park

Carson Davis – Gardner

Jillian Hayne - Olathe

Marshall Kellner – De Soto

Catherine McAlister - Fairway

Camden Schieffer -  Leawood

Patrick Sullivan - Westwood

Jacob Taylor – De Soto

Allison Williams – Overland Park

Rep. Yoder will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Academy class on May 1, 2018. The application deadline is October 1, 2018.  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