Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) recently announced his nomination of Fairfield County students to the United States military academies.

Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) recently announced his nomination of Fairfield County students to the United States military academies.

Pickerington students who were nominated include:

* Nathaniel O. Beach, the United States Naval Academy. Beach attends Pickerington High School Central and is the son of Cary and Laura Beach.

* Cole S. Losoncy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy. Losoncy attends Pickerington High School North and is the son of David and Melanie Losoncy.

* Matthew T. Martin, West Point. He attends Pickerington High School North and is the son of Michael and Laura Martin.

* Durkin J. Ross, the Air Force Academy. Ross graduated from Pickerington High School North and attends the Ohio State University. He is the son of Donald and Lisa Ross.

In pursuit of a nomination to a U.S. military academy, students submit an application and are interviewed by Stivers' Military Academy Review Board. The board evaluates applicants on the basis of academic performance, leadership ability and community involvement.

To receive a service academy nomination from Stivers, candidates must be an unmarried resident of Ohio's 15th Congressional District, a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 17 and 23. For more information, visit stivers.house.gov.