Press Release

McHenry Announces Tenth District Service Academy Appointees

Five young men and women from western North Carolina accept appointments to nation's service academies

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Gastonia, June 5, 2019 | comments

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced Olivia Belcher, Clayton Cribb, Ruby Hoernlen, Trey Davison, and Phoebe Haller from North Carolina's Tenth Congressional District have accepted appointments to our nation's military service academies for the Class of 2023. 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 Olivia, Clayton, Ruby, Trey, and Phoebe on this incredible achievement," said Congressman McHenry. "This will soon be joining some of the best and brightest in our nation and I am confident that they will be excellent representatives of western North Carolina. I wish them best of luck in their future endeavors and commend them for their commitment to serving our nation." 

Olivia Belcher of Hickory, NC is the daughter of Heidi and Mark Belcher and graduated from Hickory High School in 2018. This past year Olivia attended North Carolina State University where she was a member of the NROTC. She will be attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Clayton Cribb of Lincolnton, NC is the son of Kimberly and William Edwin Cribb and a graduate of North Lincoln High School. He will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point where he will play football.


Ruby Hoernlen of Lincolnton, NC is the daughter of Freda Hoernlen and Rudy Hoernlen and a graduate of Lincolnton High School. She will be attending the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.

Kenneth 'Trey' Davison, III of Cramerton, NC is the son of Kerri and Kenneth Davison, Jr. Trey was homeschooled. He will be attending the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.


Last Wednesday, Congressman McHenry held a reception in Gastonia for the Tenth District appointees where they were recognized along with their parents and families.

Unfortunately, Phoebe Haller was unable to attend last week's reception. Phoebe is the daughter of Nicole Van Nest Crane and Jacob Haller, III and a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, NC. Phoebe was unable to attend because she was competing in the United States Rowing Youth National Championships. She will be attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

If you would like to see additional pictures from last Wednesday's reception, please visit Congressman McHenry’s Facebook page by clicking here.

 

 
 

 
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