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 three from Montgomery 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.
Seth Sackett Brand of Montgomery, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Julie and Matthew Brand and a student at The Montgomery Academy. Isaac Taylor Sherman of Montgomery, Alabama, also received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Morgan and Jeremy Sherman and a student at Prattville High School. Bradley Carl Westhauser of Montgomery, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Karen and Todd Westhauser, and he currently attends The Montgomery Academy.
“I am honored to nominate these three 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 Montgomery 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.