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 Mobile 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.
Christopher Lance Chavers of Mobile, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Linda and Leon Chavers and a student at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Brendan Edward Dye of Mobile, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Michael and Kelli Dye and is a student at Baker High School. Samuel Guy Honeycutt of Mobile, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Shannon and Walter Honeycutt, and he currently attends McGill Toolen Catholic High School.
“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 Mobile 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.