WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 50 students from across the state of Alabama to attend United States service academies, including two from Limestone County. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Ellis Cade Hatfield of Athens, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Emily and Eric Hatfield and is a student at Athens High School. Gerald Dwayne Moore, II, of Athens, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Bettina and Gerald Moore and a student at St. Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Alabama.
“I am honored to nominate these two exceptional students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “They have set themselves apart by exhibiting outstanding character and dedication to academic excellence. I have full confidence that these students will continue to represent Limestone County and the entire state of Alabama with distinction, and I wish them all the best 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 has nominated these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.