Feb 03 2020

Shelby Nominates Shelby County Students to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 58 students from across the state of Alabama, including nine from Shelby County, to attend United States service academies.  Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
 
Evie Tyson Bell of Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  She is the daughter of Kimberly and Christopher Bell and attends Oak Mountain High School.  Augustus Edward Borkent of Chelsea, Alabama, received a nomination the U.S. Naval Academy.  She is the daughter of Candi Meadows and Robert Borkent and attends the Alabama School of Fine Arts.  Elliot James Gage also of Chelsea, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Julie Barks and Kevin Gage and is a student at Chelsea High School.  Noah Bradley Harper of Wilsonville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the son of Leah and Jack Harper and attends Shelby County High School.  John Thomas Ingram of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Amy and Mark Ingram and is a student at Vestavia Hills High School.  Clayton Ladner Rasmussen, also of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Jennifer and Birger Rasmussen and attends Briarwood Christian High School.  Cooper Paul Reynolds of Indian Springs Village, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Jennifer and Lyle Reynolds and attends Westminster School at Oak Mountain.  John Morris Richardson of Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Shellie and Morris Richardson and is also a student at Westminster School at Oak Mountain.  Matthew McCrorie Walton of Pelham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Stacy and James Walton and attends Pelham High School.
 
“I am honored to nominate these excellent students from Shelby County to various U.S. Service Academies,” said Senator Shelby.  “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure they are equipped to succeed in this new endeavor.  I wish them the best of luck in this next chapter 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 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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