Feb 04 2019

Shelby Nominates Madison County Students to United States Service Academies

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 eight from Madison 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.

Mitchell Alexander Bedard of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Theresa Van Pelt and Michael Bedard, and he is a student at Bob Jones High School. Ethan William Brown of Madison, Alabama, also received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Dannee and Christopher Brown and a student at James Clemens High School. Chad David Edward Brunskole of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Marta and Steven Brunskole and a student at Bob Jones High School. Sarah Grace Cook of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. She is the daughter of Emily and William Cook and a student at James Clemens High School. Riley Brian Cushing of Madison, Alabama, also received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Andrea and Jeremy Cushing and a student at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile. Jared Allen Goss of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of April and William Goss and is a homeschooled student. Jonathan Anthony Gubert of Madison, Alabama, has received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Clara and Michael Gubert and a student at Sparkman High School. Gerald Michael McCarron of Huntsville, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Catherine and Thomas McCarron and a student at St. John Paul II Catholic High School.

“I am honored to nominate these eight 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 Madison 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. 

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