Feb 03 2017

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 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including seven 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 the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

John Bass from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Johnny and Cynthia Bass and a student at Chelsea High School.  Ethan Clarke from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Evan and Dani Clarke and a student at Oak Mountain High School.  John Jordan from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Donald and Amy Jordan and a student at Spain Park High School.

Thomas Price from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the son of Thomas Price, III and Karen Price and a student at Oak Mountain High School.  Sarah Rabenau from Chelsea, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  She is the daughter of Richard Rabenau, III and Patcharee Rabenau and a student at Chelsea High School.  Blake Randle from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  He is the son of Michael and Leane Randle and a student at Oak Mountain High School.   Gunner Schultz from Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.   He is the son of Thomas Schultz, IV and Soraya Tahmaseb Schultz and a student at Oak Mountain High School.

“I am proud to nominate these outstanding students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby.  “They are among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them the best of luck in all 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 nominated these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.


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