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Foxx Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointments

Appointees to Be Honored at Reception on June 17th in Clemmons

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that six students from the 5th District have been appointed to the nation’s service academies. Foxx nominated the students last winter after a rigorous application and interview process. 

“North Carolina’s 5th District has a proud tradition of military service. Each year it is an honor to nominate some of the area’s finest young men and women to attend America’s prestigious military academies and contribute to this legacy,” said Foxx. “These appointments are a testament to their hard work, discipline and strong desire to serve our country.” 

Each member of Congress may nominate qualified young people to the nation's service academies. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, room and board, medical and dental care.

Thor Gignac of Kernersville will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Gignac is the son of Col. John Gignac Jr. and Lori Gignac and attended East Forsyth High School.

Luke Herman of Boone will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Herman is the son of Doug and Jennifer Herman and attended Watauga High School.

Ean McCool of Lewisville will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. McCool is the son of Brian and Viki McCool and attended Reagan High School.

Isaac McMillan of East Bend will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. McMillan is the son of Daniel and Crystal McMillan and attended Forbush High School.

Joel Schneider of Winston-Salem will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Schneider is the son of Andrew and Nancy Schneider and attended Forsyth Country Day School.

Daniel “Walt” Williams IV of Lewisville will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Williams is the son of Dan and Margaret Williams and attended the Virginia Military Institute.


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

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