NEW: Goodlatte Announces Service Academies Nominees

Four From Central Valley Included

Posted: January 30, 2014

HARRISONBURG — Four high school seniors from the central Valley are among 22 students U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, has nominated to the nation’s service academies, the congressman’s office announced today.

All of those nominated live in the 6th Congressional District, which Goodlatte has represented since 1993.

The students from the central Valley include a Harrisonburg High School senior, two students from Shenandoah County and one from northern Augusta County.

John M. Weiss, son of Johan and Kathy Weiss, is a senior at Harrisonburg High School and a resident of Harrisonburg.  He has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.

Eric M. Arnesen, son of Mark and Marie Arnesen, is a senior at Stonewall Jackson High School and a resident of Mount Jackson.  He has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Garrison G. Gosney, son of Gary and Beverly Gosney, is a senior at Central High School and a resident of Edinburg.  He has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.

Katelynn N. Rankin, daughter of Rick and Kelly Rankin, is a senior at Fort Defiance High School and a resident of Mount Sidney.  She has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.

If accepted, all four would be members of the class of 2018.

“It is my honor to nominate these young [people] to compete for an appointment to our nation’s service academies,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “Folks in the Sixth District can be proud of these hardworking nominees.  I wish them the best and thank them for their willingness to serve our great nation.”



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