Ten students from East Cobb high schools have received appointments to military service academies for the 2022-2023 academic year.
U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath announced the appointments of the Class of 2026 from the 6th District, which includes East Cobb, North Fulton and some of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.
Students interested in attending the academies are nominated by their member of Congress.
“These talented and driven young people are the future of the United States of America,” McBath said in a release issued by her office.
“I want each family of these service academy appointees to know that I am exceedingly proud of how their children will represent our community as they prepare to serve our nation.”
Many of the East Cobb students heading to service academies played varsity sports in high school.
They include Wheeler’s Zyan Hall, who won a state wrestling championship as a senior, and Bridgette O’Shaughnessy of Lassiter, who competed in swimming and softball.
Pope’s Brianna Dempsey played volleyball and was the president of the Service Club and Honor Society, and Hannah Ograbisz of Walton was a swimmer and graduated from the International Spanish Academy.
U.S. Air Force Academy
Brianna Dempsey, Pope
Greta Hans, Walton
Joseph Stellmach, Pope
Luke Sudul, Pope
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Caden Pierce, Lassiter
U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School
Zyan Hall Wheeler
U.S. Naval Academy
Hannah Ograbisz, Walton
Danilo Viciana, Lassiter
U.S. Military Academy
William Greenway, Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Bridgette O’Shaughnessy Lassiter
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