CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced his 2013 congressional nominations for service academy appointments on Monday.A congressional nomination is the first step in a two-step process for candidates pursuing an appointment to a military academy of their choice, a news release from Rahall states. Those nominated by Congress must then be selected by the academy.
Those nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are Carl Dillingham, of Princeton, a senior at Princeton Senior High School; Cameron Davis, of Pineville, a senior at Westside High School; Kelsie Burns, of Huntington, a senior at Huntington High School; Montana Poole, of Lewisburg, a senior at Greenbrier East High School; Emily McKinney, of Peterstown, a senior at James Monroe High School; Lowell Farley, of Barboursville, a senior at Cabell Midland High School, and Nathaniel Haikal, of Huntington, a senior at Huntington High School.Nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy are Christopher Marcum, of Williamson, a senior at Scott High School, chosen by Rahall as his principal nomination for 2013; Lauren Howell, of Huntington, a student at Cabell Midland High School; Mark Filer, of Bluefield, a home-schooled student who has also attended classes at Bluefield High School and Bluefield State College; Clayton Stewart, of Cool Ridge, a senior at Shady Spring High School, and Joshua Baisden, of Huntington, a senior at Cabell Midland High School. To the U.S. Naval Academy are Leonard "Tyler" Lucas, of Lenore, a senior at Tug Valley High School; Joshua Baisden, of Huntington, a senior at Cabell Midland High School, and Nathaniel Haikal, of Huntington, a senior at Huntington High School.