WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, recently announced the appointments of six area students to the U.S. service academies.

In order to receive an appointment to attend one of the service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Military Academy at West Point, students must first receive a nomination from a member of Congress.

Each of the six appointees went through a comprehensive interview process to receive Barton’s nomination, which was then sent to the academies to determine who would receive appointments.

“The U.S. service academies play a key role in developing many of our nation’s finest leaders,” Barton said. “I want to congratulate each of these students for their individual accomplishments and express my support of them as they begin this time of dedicated learning and service to our nation.”

Barton’s nominees include:

Carlos Cook of Corsicana. The son of Ken and Lisa Cook, Carlos will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a graduate of Corsicana High School, where he was a member of the student council, National Honor Society, science club, math club, as well as the football, track and power lifting teams. Weston Floyd of Mansfield. The son of Wayne and Kristie Floyd, Weston will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a graduate of Mansfield High School, where he played football and baseball and was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. Tim Hartman of Arlington. The son of Kathy Hartman, Tim will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of Lamar High School, where he played football and baseball and participated in drama. Jacob Morgan of Arlington. The son of Jeff and Robin Morgan, he will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of Martin High School, where he played football. Alfonso Ojeda of Crowley. The son of John and Carla Schubert, he will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of North Crowley High School, where he was on the soccer, power lifting and debate teams. T.J. Trojacek of Ennis. The son of David and Kathy Trojacek, he will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of Ennis High School, where he participated in band and FFA and was a member of the National Honor Society.