U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Columbus) has nominated 18 high school students to attend the service academies, including one who attends Grove City Christian.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Columbus) has nominated 18 high school students to attend the service academies, including one who attends Grove City Christian.

Justin Dreier was nominated by Stivers to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Debra and Andrew Dreier of Galloway and a senior at Grove City Christian High School. He has distinguished himself by serving as a Buckeye Boy's State alternate and teacher aide. Additionally, Dreier participates in varsity soccer and his church's Bible study.

In pursuit of his nomination, Justin submitted an application and was interviewed by Stivers' Military Academy Review Board. The board evaluated Justin and all other finalist candidates on the bases of academic performance, leadership ability, and community involvement.

In addition to Dreier, this year's nominees are from Worthington, Dublin, Marysville, Columbus, Hilliard and Upper Arlington.

To receive a service academy nomination from Stivers, candidates must be an unmarried resident of Ohio's 15th Congressional District, a United States citizen, and between the ages of 17 and 23. Qualified persons interested in pursuing a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies for the class entering in 2013 should visit www.stivers.house.gov for more information, or call (614) 771-4968.