Press Release

McHenry Announces Tenth District Service Academy Appointees

Six young men from western North Carolina accept appointments to nation's service academies

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Hickory, June 6, 2018 | comments

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced Davis Kennedy, Thomas Lawley, Ryan Matz, Brandon Sherrill, Stonewall Sisk, and Daniel Andreou from North Carolina's Tenth Congressional District have accepted appointments to our nation's military service academies for the Class of 2022. Each of these students applied for a nomination through Congressman McHenry's office and were interviewed by the Congressman's Military Advisory Committee.

"Congratulations to these exceptional young men on this achievement. The men and women who attend our nation's service academies are among the best and brightest in our nation and these six young men are no exception," said Congressman McHenry. "I am confident they will be excellent representatives  of western North Carolina while at the service academies and as they continue their service to our nation."

Davis Kennedy of Shelby, NC is the son of Anne Kennedy and Scott Kennedy and graduated from Shelby High School in 2017. This past year Davis attended the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the Navy ROTC. He will be attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Thomas Lawley, III of Newton, NC is the son of Tammy and Thomas Lawley, Jr. and graduated from Davidson Day School in 2017. In May, Tommy also graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island and will be attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis where he will play football.

Brandon Sherrill of Lincolnton, NC is the son of Rosenetta Farley and John Sherrill, Jr. and graduated from Lincolnton High School in 2017. In May, Brandon also graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island and will be attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Ryan Matz of Denver, NC is the son of Joanne and Kristian Matz and a graduate of East Lincoln High School. He will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point where he will play football.

Stonewall Sisk of Iron Station, NC is the son of Ann and Gregory Sisk and a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Stone will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Daniel Andreou of Cramerton, NC is the son of Catherine and Costa Andreou and a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School. Although, Daniel Andreou also received a nomination from Congressman McHenry to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis he has chosen to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point. He received this nomination from U.S. Senator Richard Burr.

Last Tuesday, Congressman McHenry held a reception at his Hickory office for the Tenth District appointees where the appointees were recognized along with their parents and families.


If you would like additional pictures from last Tuesday’s reception, please visit Congressman McHenry’s Facebook page.
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