Feb 09 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES FROM JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES

Students from Jefferson and Shelby Counties have been Nominated

WASHINGTON, D. C. --- U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded several Jefferson and Shelby County students who were nominated to the United States Service Academies. The service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Senator Shelby said, “Furthering one’s education at our nation’s service academies is remarkable. These students have shown exemplary performance in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities. The selection process for the academies is extremely competitive, and I was pleased to have been able to nominate a number of students from Jefferson and Shelby Counties.”

Service academy nominees must be residents of Alabama and must complete the required ACT and SAT exams. Applicants are also required to provide letters of recommendation, their school transcript, completed medical examination, and the required application form.

The following Jefferson and Shelby County students have been nominated:

 

  • Kathryn Bertanzetti, daughter of David and Cathy Bertanzetti of Hoover, and a student at Hoover High School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.

  • Thomas Claud III, son of Thomas Jr. and Patti Claud of Chelsea, and a student at Naval Academy Preparatory School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

     

  • Rachel Cunningham, daughter of James Cunningham and Vicki Cunningham of Hoover, and a student at Hoover High School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

     

  • Jason Hicks, son of Alan and Catherine Hicks of Pelham, and a student at Vestavia Hills High School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

  • James Walker, son of Chuck and Pam Walker of Birmingham, and a student at the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force.

     

  • Carlos Miller, son of Ronald and Midza Miller of Birmingham, and a student at Mountain Brook High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

     

  • Brian Riser, son of Abner Jr. and Laura Riser of Birmingham, and a student at Mountain Brook High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

     

  • Romulus Cirone, son of Emil and Cynthia Cirone of Birmingham, and a student at Tarrant High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

     

  • Jake Dew, son of David Dew and Paula Dew of Hoover, and a student at Spain Park High School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they were nominated will make the final selection.