WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced the nomination of Cody Millhouse of Richland for acceptance to the United States Military Academy.

He is the son of Cindy O'Leary.

Cody was chosen by Congressman Walden based on his academic performance, athletic participation, extracurricular involvement and character. A nominating committee consisting of retired military officers in Oregon's Second Congressional District assisted Walden in selecting candidates.

andquot;Being nominated to one of America's service academies represents years of hard work and discipline,andquot; said Walden. andquot;Competing with the best and brightest of America's youth for an appointment to a military academy is both a tremendous opportunity and a great honor. I have every confidence that Cody will represent his family and community well in that effort and I commend Cody for his desire to serve our country. It takes a special commitment to accept the challenges of an academy education, and this young man is continuing the long line of patriotic Oregonians in his endeavor. I share the pride of his parents, teachers and friends in congratulating Cody on this significant achievement.andquot;

Cody is a senior at Pine-Eagle High School in Richland where he maintains a 3.8 GPA. Millhouse is active in the National Honor Society, debate, football, track, wrestling, his church youth group, Scouts, and 4H. He is the captain of his football team and is a youth group leader.