Rep. Schiff Announces Appointment of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Record Number of Appointees from CA-28

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that eight students from California’s 28th District have been appointed to the U.S. Service Academies Class of 2021. This is the highest ever number of students to receive appointments from Schiff’s district. The eight impressive appointees come from a diverse set of backgrounds and include five women and three men. 

"Each student appointed to a Service Academy this year demonstrated excellence in academics and extracurricular activities and a profound commitment to serving our country,” Schiff said. “These students will receive a distinguished military education and many will become the leading defenders of our democracy. I have no doubt that this impressive group of students will make our community – and our country – proud.”

The following students received appointments this year:

Air Force Academy:

  • Andrew Hyunwoo Ka is attending the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. Andrew graduated from Crescenta Valley High School.

Naval Academy:

  • Caitlin Patricia Argueta is a Glendale resident attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Caitlin graduated from Herbert Hoover High School.
  • Claire Marie Garcia is a Glendale resident attending Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta.


  • Juliana Johana La France is a Burbank resident attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Juliana graduated from Burbank High School.


Merchant Marine Academy:


  • Sean de Moura is a Tujunga resident attending the Advantage Preparatory School in Santa Clarita.


  • Shannon Glory Snyder is a Tujunga resident attending John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley.


Military Academy - West Point:


  • Elijah Parrott is a Burbank resident attending Burbank High School.


  • Claire Mie Dano Yanai is a Glendale resident attending Glendale High School.


Every year, Congressman Schiff nominates qualified and accomplished local students for admission to the U.S. Service Academies. The four academies requiring a Congressional nomination are the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Military Academy at West Point. The fifth is the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and does not require a Congressional nomination. Students who attend one of the five academies receive a free college education at a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing for an officer's commission in the Armed Forces.

Students interested in applying to a Service Academy for the Class of 2022 should call Congressman Schiff’s District Office at 818-450-2900 or (323) 315-5555 or click here to learn more.