Congressman Dennis Cardoza has nominated six area students to U.S. Military Academy campuses at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs. They are:
Kayla Taylor, University of California at Merced — Air Force Academy
Michael Ian Wright, Downey High School — Naval, Air Force and Military academies
Austin Bennett, Modesto High School — U.S. Military Academy
Robert Gonzaga, Atwater High School — Air Force Academy
Jared Maddox, Modesto Junior College — Naval Air Force academies
Kim Millermon, Los Banos High School — Naval Academy
Each year, the congressman nominates students based on academics as well as leadership potential.