Feb 03 2017

Shelby Nominates Mobile County Student to United States Service Academy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including one from Mobile County, to attend a United States service academy. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Grace Whiston from Mobile, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  She is the daughter of Edward and Vanessa Whiston and a student at St. Paul Episcopal School.
“I am proud to nominate this outstanding student to a United States service academy,” said Senator Shelby.  “Grace is among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by her achievements both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend this young woman, and I wish her the best of luck in her 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 nominated this student, the academy to which she received a nomination will make the final admission decision.