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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, January 24, 2020 | Rocio Cruz

(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her nominations for candidates from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District to three of the country’s leading service institutions: the United States Military, Air Force, and Naval Academies.  Last night, Congresswoman Fletcher held a reception for the nominees to celebrate their accomplishments.

“I am honored to nominate such dedicated and talented students to our country’s service academies.  Each nominee has demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities and a passion to serve our country,” said Congresswoman Fletcher.  “The service academies cultivate top-tier officers, and I look forward to these nominees’ successes as they further their education and continue their commitment to our country in the armed forces.” 

The United States service academies offer a first-class education as well as the chance for graduates to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Armed Services upon graduation.  Final acceptance is determined solely by the service academies.

Congresswoman Fletcher’s nominees are listed below by academy, high school, and current school:

U.S. Military Academy:

  • Brandon Eng (Bellaire High School)
  • Robert Espey (Memorial High School)
  • Tabitha Pravinkumar (Michael DeBakey High School)

U.S. Air Force Academy:

  • Zane Nguyen (Memorial High School)

U.S. Naval Academy:

  • Jeliel L. Brownlow (James E. Taylor High School, Norwich University)
  • Reagan Castiglione (Houston Christian High School)
  • John Curtin (St. Johns School)
  • Nathan Rice (The Post Oak School, Northwestern Preparatory School)
  • David Rothenberg (The Emery Weiner School, Texas A&M University)
  • Chloe Tondera (Second Baptist High School)