WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 41 students from across the state of Alabama, including one from Lee 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.
Jessica Elise Baeder of Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy. She is the daughter of Francesca and Patrick Baeder and a student at Auburn High School.
“I am proud to nominate this remarkable student to the United States Military Academy,” said Senator Shelby. “Jessica Baeder is among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by her performance both inside and outside the classroom. I am confident that she will go on to accomplish great things. It is my honor to recommend her, and I wish her success 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 these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.