Feb 09 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES FROM MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTIES

Students from Mobile and Baldwin Counties have been Nominated

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded several Mobile and Baldwin 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.

Senator Shelby said, “Furthering one’s education at our nation’s service academies is remarkable. 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 was pleased to have been able to nominate a number of students from Mobile and Baldwin Counties.”

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 Mobile and Baldwin County students have been nominated: 

  • John Smith, son of John and Valery Smith of Daphne, and a student at Bayside Academy, has been nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
  • William Howard, son of Jeffery and Cheryl Howard of Fairhope, and a student at Fairhope High School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.
  • Tara Lenn, daughter of Thomas and Terri Lenn of Mobile, and a student at St. Paul's Episcopal School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.
  • Amanda Beck, daughter of John and Amanda Beck of Robertsdale, and a student at Robertsdale High School, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.
  • John Hailey III, son of John Jr. and Debbie Hailey of Fairhope, and a student at Fairhope High School, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Norman Hill Jr., son of Norman Sr. and Linda Hill of Mobile, and a student at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Military Academy.
  • Eric Rew, son of Richard Jr. and Linda Rew of Daphne, and a student at Daphne High School, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Dylan Vest, son of Henry and Sharon Vest of Foley, and a student at Alabama School of Math and Science, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Harry Hardman, son of Susan Hardman of Grand Bay, and a student at the Marion Military Institute, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.
  • William Lightfoot, son of Dr. Robert Lightfoot and Tracy Roberts of Spanish Fort, and a student at Daphne High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.
  • Henry Bullock, son of James and Betty Bullock of Saraland, and a student at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.
  • James Napper, son of William and Jeannie Napper of Chunchula, and a student at Satsuma High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

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