WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 41 students from across the state of Alabama, including three from Montgomery County, to attend United States service academies. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
The following students from Montgomery, Alabama, have been nominated:
- Amore’ Hardy received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Regina Hardy and a student at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School.
- Caleb David Kreitz received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Christy and Darren Kreitz and a student at Trinity Presbyterian Upper School.
- Matthew Spencer received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Kristin and James Spencer and a student at The Hill School.
“I am proud to nominate these remarkable students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “Amore’ Hardy, Caleb Kreitz, and Matthew Spencer are among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their performance both inside and outside the classroom. I am confident that they will go on to accomplish great things. It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them success in their future endeavors.”
In order to be considered for a service academy nomination, applicants must be residents of Alabama and complete the required ACT or SAT exams. They must also provide letters of recommendation, a school transcript, a completed medical examination, and a completed application form found on Senator Shelby’s website.
Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.