Feb 03 2017

Shelby Nominates Jefferson County Students to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including seven from Jefferson 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.
 
Wiley Burns from Mountain Brook, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy. He is son of Steven and Kathryn Burns and a student at Riverside Academy in Gainsville, Georgia.  Davis Holley from Hoover, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  He is the son of Steve and Ramona Holley and a student at Spain Park High School.  Kaley Fulton of Trussville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  She is daughter of Craig and Stephanie Fulton and a student at the Marion Military Institute.  Duncan Morris, Jr. from Mountain Brook, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is son of Duncan and Kelly Morris and a student at Mountain Brook High School.
 
Stavros Pappas from Mountain Brook, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Peter and Alexis Pappas and a student at Mountain Brook High School.  Jackson Weyhe of Trussville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the son of Brian Weyhe and Cherilin McElwain and a student at Hewitt Trussville High School.  Jackson White from Homewood, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Ethan and Kathy White and a student at Homewood 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.

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