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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited Noah Miller, a senior at Boyd County High School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate him on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Miller is one of only four students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to receive a military academy nomination from Congressman Rogers this year.

"I count it a great honor to support the endeavors of our brightest high school students to pursue a military career," said Congressman Rogers. "While I have the opportunity to recommend a handful of students each year, they must earn the following appointment with impeccable grades, strong character and exceptional extra curricular activities. Noah is an impressive student and I am grateful for his decision to serve this great Nation."

Noah is a member of Boyd County High School's NJROTC Athletic Team and Academic Team Commanders; the National Honor Society; he serves as president of the SkillsUSA Engineering, AutoTech and Welding chapter; and is captain of the cross-country and track teams. He is also a member of the "Strings of Whitescreek" musical group. Noah is the son of Connie and Scott Miller of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

"It is a true honor to represent my area of the country at the United States Naval Academy. I look forward to the great things that await me and the important leadership skills that I will learn at such a prestigious school," said Miller. "I couldn't have been admitted without the help of many individuals including my family, my NJROTC unit, my instructors, Congressman Hal Rogers and God. I will proudly represent and serve my country."

The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.

To learn more about earning a military academy nomination, visit

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit Congressman Rogers' online office at or follow him on Twitter or Instagram @RepHalRogers, and on Facebook.

Noah Miller & Congressman Rogers

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