Gaetz Announces Service Academy Nominations for 2022

January 26, 2022

John Bashore from Northview High School and Northview graduate David Lamb were among the 2022 service academy nominations for Florida’s First Congressional District announced Tuesday.

During an event at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Rep. Matt Gaetz nominated the following students to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy:


Ashley Spear, Gulf Breeze High
Page Dolloff, Niceville High School
John Bashore, Northview High School
Zoe Racz, Choctawhatchee High School
Charles Sherwin III, Niceville High School
Aidan Stamp, Lakenheath High School
Gavin Unterreiner, Navarre High School
Emma Spanovich, Choctawhatchee High School
Mikala Urenda, Niceville High School
Creanna Shaw, United States Air Force Academy
James Ratley, Niceville High School
Nolan Sweeney, Stockholm International School
Massimo Grisotto, Niceville High School
Leanne Gujski, Niceville High School
Jon Tomlinson, Fort Walton Beach High
Kirsten Cannon, United States Air Force Academy
Aine King, Liberty Academy Online
Chance Gully, University of South Florida


Charles Jasso, Pensacola Catholic High
Aidan Bryan, Pace High School
Zachary Peterson, Booker T. Washington High
Abigail Driskell, Gulf Breeze High School
Steve Brunache, Pace High School
David Lamb, Pensacola State College
Grace Mims, Pensacola High School
Winfred Allgyer, Homeschool
Sebastien Epplin, South Walton High School


Nicklaus Fielder, Pace High School
Laurie Petracca, Humphrey’s High School
Eric Hill, Choctawhatchee High School
Zachary Hruby, Niceville High School
Christian Perry, Choctawhatchee High School
Keegan Detweiler, Niceville High School
Shayla Trotter, Crestview High School


Sven Dunham, Trinitas Christian School

Pictured: (L-R) Northview graduate David Lamb, Congressman Matt Gaetz and John Bashore of Northview High School during service academy nominates Tuesday at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach.  Photo for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Gaetz Announces Service Academy Nominations for 2022”

  1. No Excuses on January 27th, 2022 3:06 pm

    Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment! I recall my sister being given a congressional appointment to the Coast Guard Academy by Earl Hutto back in the day.

  2. Toby Urenda on January 27th, 2022 10:40 am

    Congratulations Mikala Urenda for receiving your nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Your lifelong leadership by example, hard work and perseverance have placed you into a prestigious group of our nations future leaders. Good Luck in the next step as you move forward in the process. We are so proud of you!!

  3. Bill Weaver on January 27th, 2022 8:55 am

    I have had the pleasure of instructing both of these young men from Northview and can attest to their honesty and integrity. I would be honored to serve with either one in the United States Air Force or Navy. Well done guys.

  4. Tammy Hayles on January 26th, 2022 10:57 pm

    Way to go David! So proud of you! This is absolutely a great honor! Hard work always pays off!
    Love y’all

  5. William Lingo on January 26th, 2022 10:03 am

    Thank you, for choosing to serve your nation and its people, wishing you all the best. Congratulations!!!!

  6. Marina S. Chancery on January 26th, 2022 8:46 am

    John Bashore is a fine young man of worthy character and achievement. He is a very deserving young man for this nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Congratulations John! May God bless all of your endeavors!

    Marina Showater Chancery

  7. Willene & Preston Bryan on January 26th, 2022 8:08 am

    Congratulations John Bashore, Northview High School

  8. The Baggetts on January 26th, 2022 6:42 am

    What an honor! Congratulations to both of these fine young men!

  9. Teresa Tipton on January 26th, 2022 1:06 am

    Congratulations to David Lamb for Accepting the nomination To the Naval Academy..; He will go far so proud of him.

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