U.S. Rep. Paul Broun announced Thursday that two Grovetown High School seniors have been appointed to America’s service academies.
John Russell Hintze received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., while Calvin Navarre Owens was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, according to a press release sent out by Broun’s office.
“Attending one of the America’s service academies is a tremendous achievement reserved for our nation’s brightest students,” Broun said. “I wish both young men well in their future endeavors, and I am confident that John will make a fine midshipman and Calvin an exceptional cadet.”
Hintze, the son of Douglas and Katrina Hintze, is on Grovetown’s varsity track and cross country team. He is student council treasurer, vice president of the school’s National Spanish Honors Society and volunteers in the community. Hintze’s father graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 and is currently a captain in the Naval Reserves.
Owens, the son of Calvin and Sandra Owens, is a member of the school’s band and National Spanish Honors Society. He also was a Spanish tutor and part of the Student School Accreditation Committee. Both his parents served as military officers.
On April 12, Broun will hold a joint signing ceremony for both students at 2 p.m. in the media center at Grovetown High.
Each year, Broun nominates eligible students for consideration of appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine Academies.