WASHINGTON, D. C. – Friday, January 30, 2015 – U. S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced Barbour, Coffee, and Dale County students that he has nominated to the United States service academies. This year Senator Shelby nominated 33 students from across the state of Alabama. 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.
“I am proud to announce that these outstanding students have been selected as my nominees to the United States service academies,” said Shelby. “These young men and women are among the best and the brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their exemplary performance both inside and outside the classroom. It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”
In order to be considered for 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.
The following Wiregrass students have been nominated:
- Jesse Ramirez, son of Bernabe and Peta Ramirez of Daleville, Alabama, and a student at the Alabama School of Math & Science, was nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy.
- Jesse Haggerty, IV, son of Jesse and Angela Haggerty, III of Eufaula, Alabama, and a student at Eufaula High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.
- Justice May, daughter of Boyd and Brandy May of Enterprise, Alabama, and a student at Enterprise High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they were nominated will make the final admission decision.