Rep. Thompson Announces Appointment of Austin Andres to U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

May 22, 2018
Press Release
2015 Franklin Area HS graduate accepts fully-qualified appointment

BELLEFONTE, Pa.U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today, announced that Mr. Austin Andres of Franklin, Pa. has accepted a fully-qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Austin is a 2015 graduate of Franklin Area High School and he is the son of Dr. David Andres and Dr. Jennifer Andres of Franklin. After high school, Austin completed one year of college before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Due to his exceptional performance, his commander recommended he apply for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Austin has excelled in the classroom, on the playing field and in service to his community,” Rep. Thompson said. “After completing a year of higher education, Austin demonstrated his commitment to serving our country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Due to his high performance, Austin pursued a nomination to the Naval Academy and I am proud to announce his fully qualified appointment. Austin Andres is a talented, dedicated, and determined young man and I wish him the best of luck in Annapolis.”

While at Franklin Area High School, Austin graduated among the top of his class and earned varsity letters in football, volleyball, and golf. In June of 2016, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and following basic training he began specialized training as an Aircrewman. Austin was appointed as a class leader and named Assistant to the Lead Petty Officer.

For the academic portion of the training he finished first in his class with a 97.5 grade point average, and he was then nominated by his commander for an appointment to the U.S. Navy Preparatory School.

Austin’s paternal grandparents are Mr. Robert F. Andres, Sr. and the late Mrs. Patrica H. Walls-Andres of Oil City, Pa. and his maternal grandparents are the late Mr. Joseph C. Froehlich and Mrs. Mary Lou Laidlaw-Froehlich of Harborcreek, Pa.