Latta announces US military service academy nominations

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, has announced his nominations from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military, and Naval Academies in the Class of 2027.

“It is my honor to nominate such outstanding young men and women from across Ohio’s Fifth District for consideration to our prestigious service academies,” Latta said. “This year’s group of nominees are some of the most well-rounded students, and I wish them the best of luck as they continue through the admittance process. I can’t wait to see what their futures hold.”

Wood County nominees include:

• U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colton Keefe, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School

Michael Kinzel, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School

Jossell Bakheet, Perrysburg, Olentangy Orange High School/Georgia Military College

Skyler Pachell, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School/Ohio State University

Brenna Payne, Luckey, Eastwood High School

• U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

Skyler Pachell, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School/Ohio State University

• U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

Olivia Meinke, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

Skyler Pachell, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School/Ohio State University

Colton Keefe, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School

Brenna Payne, Luckey, Eastwood High School

• U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Kennedy Rowley, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School/Jackson University

Olivia Meinke, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

Kiana Allan, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

Colton Keefe, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School

A nomination does not guarantee acceptance to an academy; that responsibility rests with their admissions office.