WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including two 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.
Aaron Norris, II from Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Aaron Norris and Geraldine Santos-Norris and a student at Auburn High School. Theo Wages, IV from Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Theo Wages, III and Wynne Wages and student at Auburn 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.