Feb 13 2008

Shelby Announces Nominees to U.S. Service Academies from the Birmingham Area

U. S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded Jefferson and Talladega County students who were nominated to the United States Service Academies.  The service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“Furthering one’s education at our nation’s service academies is remarkable,” said Shelby.  “These students have shown exemplary performance in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities.  The selection process for the academies is extremely competitive, and I am pleased to be able to nominate a number of students from the Birmingham area.”

Service academy nominees must be residents of Alabama and must complete the required ACT and SAT exams.  Applicants are also required to provide letters of recommendation, their school transcript, completed medical examination and the required application form.

The following Birmingham area students have been nominated:

·Thomas Gambill, son of Tom and Ginger Gambill of Vestavia Hills, and a student at Vestavia Hills High School, has been nominated to attend the Merchant Marine Academy.

·Bryan Hamby, son of Bryan Sr. and Sally Hamby of Moody, and a student at Moody High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

·Michael Hester, son of Franklin and Katherine Hester of Birmingham, and a student at Oak Mountain High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

·William Huckeba, son of William and Vickie Huckeba of Hoover, and a student at Hoover High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

·Henry Joe, son of George and Elizabeth Joe of Birmingham, and a student at Altamont School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy.

·James Stannard, son of James and Carolyn Stannard of Birmingham, and a student at Briarwood Christian School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy.

·Nathaniel Reeve, son of Robert and Pam Reeve of Birmingham, and a student at Oak Mountain High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy.

·Daniel Cummings, son of James and Jennifer Cummings of Vestavia Hills, and a student at Vestavia Hills High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Matthew Davidson, son of Don and Lee Ann Davidson of Hoover, and a student at Hoover High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Brok Greenawalt, son of Robert Greenawalt of Alabaster and Kimberly Jarvis of Tarrant, and a student of Tarrant High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Zackery Hogeland, son of Thomas Tutten, Jr. and Victoria Hogeland of Talladega, and a student at Lincoln High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Gregory Keith, son of Terry and Nancy Morgan of Birmingham, and a student at Homewood High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Randi McAnally, daughter of William and Judi McAnally of Warrior, and a student at Corner High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Robert Pritchett, son of Dr. Robert and Nancy Pritchett of Mountain Brook, and a student at Mountain Brook High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

·Amy Williams, daughter of Mark Williams and Lisa Williams of Hoover, and a student at Hoover High School, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they were nominated will make the final selection.