Rep. Adam Schiff recently announced the nomination of seven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2025.
Nominees included Gavin Choi from La Cañada High School and a La Cañada Flintridge resident who was nominated to Military Academy and Naval Academy, Abigail Kim from Crescenta Valley High School and a La Crescenta resident who was nominated to Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Military Academy and Vincent Kim from New Covenant Academy and a La Crescenta resident nominated to Naval Academy, Military Academy and Air Force Academy.
“In reviewing each of these students’ applications, I was amazed by their strong records of accomplishment in areas ranging from community service to academics to athletics,” said Rep. Schiff. “Their demonstrated commitment to make our community a better place, and their dedication to our country make each of them outstanding nominees for this profound honor. These young men and women are our nation’s future and I am so proud to submit their names for nomination to attend our U.S. Service Academies. Along with our entire community, I want to wish the nominees good luck in all their future endeavors.”
Four U.S. Service Academies, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Naval Academy, require a nomination by a member of Congress in order to attend. The nomination process is competitive as each service academy offers those who attend a free college education at a highly ranked and nationally recognized academic institution, while simultaneously preparing these students for an officer’s commission in the armed forces.
Students interested in applying to a Service Academy for the Class of 2026 should contact Congressman Schiff’s District Office at (818) 450-2900 or (323) 315-5555 or visit https://schiff.house.gov to obtain an application form.
The application deadline for next year’s class is Nov. 19.