WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 24 students from across the state of Alabama, including six from Jefferson County, to attend United States service academies. The service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
- Timothy David Brisco of Trussville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Ashley and David Brisco and attends Hewitt-Trussville High School.
- Thomas Kevin Butrus of Mountain Brook, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Anne and Gregory Butrus and is currently a student at Mountain Brook High School.
- Jacob Alexander Fairbairn, also of Mountain Brook, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Sherri Fairbairn and Robert Fairbairn and attends Marion Military Institute.
- Charles Conrad Heidepriem of Vestavia, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Suzanne and Robert Heidepriem and is currently a student at Briarwood Christian High School.
- Chinonye Mbanugo of Hoover, Alabama, also received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Linus and Ogo Mbanugo and attends Hoover High School.
- Robert William Stallworth IV, also of Hoover, Alabama, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He is the son of Heather and Robert Stallworth and is a student at Hoover High School.
“I am honored to nominate these excellent students from Jefferson County to various U.S. service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “Their dedication to academic excellence and their many achievements outside the classroom give me confidence in their ability to succeed in this new endeavor. I believe they will represent Alabama with distinction and look forward to their future accomplishments.”
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, an official school transcript, a qualifying medical examination, and a completed application form – which can be 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.