WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 58 students from across the state of Alabama, including three from Houston 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.
James Frances Coleman II received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Mary and John Coleman and attends Christ Episcopal School. Bailee Lodusky Segars received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. She is the daughter of Patricia and Paul Segars, attended Northview High School, and is a currently a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Samantha Kaitlynne Stricker received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. She is the daughter of Lee Ann and Jeffrey Stricker. All three students are from Dothan, Alabama.
“I am honored to nominate these three excellent students to various U.S. service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure that they are equipped to succeed in this new endeavor. I wish them the best of luck in this next chapter and look forward to their 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.