Feb 04 2016

Shelby Announces Jefferson County Nominees to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded Jefferson County students that he has nominated to the United States service academies.  This year Senator Shelby nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama.  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.

“I am proud to nominate these distinguished students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby.  “These young men are among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their excellent performance 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.  I am confident that they will go on to achieve great things.”

In order to be considered for 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.

The following Jefferson County students have been nominated:

  • Patrick Bankston, son of Steven and Kymberly Bankston of Birmingham, Alabama, and a student at Briarwood Christian School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Nicholas Dutton, son of Randall and Kristi Dutton of Homewood, Alabama, and a student at Homewood High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Richard Salser, son of Larry Cleveland and Tere Moore Salser of Pinson, Alabama, and a student at Marion Military Institute, was nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy.

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