WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 58 students from across the state of Alabama, including one from Etowah 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.
Hilary Tran of Gadsden, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Huyen Nolen and is a student at Westbrook Christian School.
“I am honored to nominate Hilary Tran to the U.S. Air Force Academy,” said Senator Shelby. “Her academic record and achievements outside the classroom ensure she is equipped to succeed in this new endeavor. I wish her the best of luck in this next chapter and look forward to her 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.