Windham Student to Attend Naval Academy
Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree nominated Windham High School senior Roman O. Thomas Jr. to the Academy
Washington, May 10, 2023
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that Roman O. Thomas Jr. of Windham has accepted an offer to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Pingree nominated Roman, a Windham High School senior, to the Academy in December.
“Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” said Pingree. “Along with all the other Maine students I nominated, Roman has demonstrated an incredible commitment to serving the country and a maturity well beyond his years. I’m very proud that he was accepted to the Naval Academy and wish him the very best in his time there.”
“The Academy will be a catalyst to a long military career,” Roman wrote in his letter requesting a nomination. “I have always wanted to serve in the United States armed forces. I have an obligation to give the nation a part of myself for how much it has offered me and my family.”
Roman’s parents are Mary and George Thomas. Contact information is available on request.
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress.