Burr Announces Military Academy Nominations

Senator Richard Burr today announced his nominations of thirty-six North Carolinians to serve at one of our nation's military academies. The nominees were selected after an application and interview process with Senator Burr's Academy Selection Committee, made up of military academy graduates, veterans and community leaders throughout the state.

The nominees are listed by the academy to which they have been nominated, along with their high school, hometown and parents' names.

United States Air Force Academy Nominees

Tyler M. Magerkurth
Hickory High School
Hickory, North Carolina
Brian and Valarie Magerkurth

Eric A. Jorgensen, Jr.
North Carolina School of Math and Science
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Eric & Beth Jorgensen

Jordan W. Roberts
Z.B. Vance High School
Charlotte, North Carolina
Wade and Lisa Roberts

Basil H. Struthers III
East Mecklenburg High School
Matthews, North Carolina
Burt and Pam Shuford

Michael B. Starnes
Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School
Charlotte, North Carolina
Franklin and Lisa Starnes

Joshua B. Schiffer
Eugene Ashley High School
Wilmington, North Carolina
Bryan and Julie Schiffer

Michael C. Grudziecki
Gramercy Christian School
Havelock, North Carolina
Michael and Patricia Grudziecki

Josh Whiteheart
West Forsyth High School
Clemmons, North Carolina
Paulette and Miles Warfford
Michael and Tina Whiteheart

Jonathan K. Sullivan
Mt. Tabor High School
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
John and Vicki Sullivan

Christopher B. Johnson
Western Alamance High School
Elon, North Carolina
Stephen and Karen Johnson

Michael D. Mosteller
Forbush High School
East Bend, North Carolina
David and Denise Mosteller

Derek B. Potter
South Caldwell High School
Granite Falls, North Carolina
Terry and Terri Potter

Daniel W. Brumfield
Dalton L. McMichael High School
Madison, North Carolina
Darrell and Donna Brumfield

Patrick A. Houghton
Enka High School
Candler, North Carolina
George and Darlene Houghton

Sean J. Li
Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jim Li and Xiaoying Yin

United States Naval Academy

Thomas Gorry
Hickory, North Carolina
Currently: Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
Patch American High School
Col. Thomas and Kimberlee Gorry

Lee E. Robeson
Lejeune High School
Rosman, North Carolina
Currently: Kubasaki High School Currently: Okinawa, Japan
Brigadier General Mastin Robeson and Nancy Robeson

Sara Hiser
Page High School
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jerry and Regina Clark
Charles Henry Hiser, III

Zach Perret
R.J. Reynolds High School
Clemmons, North Carolina
Peter and Debra Perret

Alec Thomas
Bishop McGuiness Memorial High School
Kernersville, North Carolina
Michael and Laura Thomas

Peter A. Beale
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mark and Nancy Beale

Norris W. Evans
Forsyth Country Day School
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Michael and Mary Beth Evans

Henry M. Gass IV
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte, North Carolina
Henry and Cynthia Gass

William B. "Brad" Cash
E.A. Laney High School
Wilmington, North Carolina
William M. Cash III and Jane M. Cash

Josh K. Ulrich
New Hanover High School
Wilmington, North Carolina
Karl and Eugenia Ulrich

Samuel F. Brinson
South Stokes High School
Madison, North Carolina
Lloyd and Linda Brinson

United States Military Academy

Brian G. Temas
Mount Tabor High School
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Gregory and Janet Temas

Preston A. Kiser
McCallie School
Charlotte, North Carolina
John and Brenda Kiser

Paul Piavis
Southeast Raleigh High School
Cary, North Carolina
Joy Alkema

Bradley J. Marren
South Mecklenburg High School
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bill and Jean Marren

Lucas D. Enloe
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh Charter High School
Steve and Nancy Enloe

Thomas E. Johnson IV
Providence Senior High School
Charlotte, North Carolina
Thomas E. Johnson III
Marie Theresa Shorter Johnson

Hunter P. Parrish
Douglas Byrd High School
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Leslie and Doris Spencer

Matthew M. Minikus
William G. Enloe High School
Raleigh, North Carolina
Michael and Vicki Minikus

Peter H. Lusk
William G. Enloe High School
Raleigh, North Carolina
Scott and Tracy Lusk

Merchant Marine Academy

Jesselyn F. LaValley
Havelock High School
Havelock, North Carolina
Bernaro and Waynie LaValley