Congressman John Murtha accepted the appointments of eight students who graduated at Greensburg Central and Laurel Valley Catholic High Schools. They were among the successful applicants nominated by the United States military academies.
Laura Henderson will join the Air Force Academy and she is the daughter of Joyce and George Henderson that resides in Bolivar. She was active member of the Student Council and Theater Club, Laurel Valley’s Sign Language group and Junior ROTC. She is also an active member of the track and field, basketball and volleyball team. Henderson is also a respectable religious member of the Ligonier Covenant Church as camp counselor and liturgist.
Nathan Wilson is joining the Military Academy at West Point, one of the famous military boarding school academies of the United States. Nathan plays baseball and football and part of the National Honor Society, Spanish club and the student council. Nathan is also part of the Christ the King Parish. He hopes that involving himself in the military would successfully transform him as a real servant of the people in his way of serving the military and to protect the people and the country from the threat of terrorism and other challenges ahead.
Other successful students to join the military academies were identified as Ryan Bassi, Naval Academy; Michael Brant, Naval academy; Andrew Wolfe, Naval Academy; Kara Yingling, Naval academy; Ian Mathies, military academy and Patrick McQuaide, Merchant marine academy.