WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 24 students from across the state of Alabama, including two from Baldwin County, to attend United States service academies. The service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
- Glenn Patrick of Fairhope, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Maysie and William Patrick and currently attends Fairhope High School.
- Luke Joseph Stringer of Daphne, Alabama, also received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Marty and Leon Stringer and attends UMS-Wright Preparatory School.
“I am honored to nominate Glenn Patrick and Luke Stringer to the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Senator Shelby. “Their dedication to academic excellence and their many achievements outside the classroom give me confidence in their ability to succeed in this new endeavor. I believe they will represent Alabama with distinction and look forward to their future accomplishments.”
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, an official school transcript, a qualifying medical examination, and a completed application form – which can be 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.