Feb 04 2021

Shelby Nominates Etowah County Student to United States Merchant Marine Academy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 39 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.
Rey Jacob Garcia Alino of Attalla, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  He is the son of Lucrezia Garcia and Rey Aliño and is a student at Gadsden City High School. 
“I am honored to nominate Rey Jacob Alino to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” said Senator Shelby.  “His academic record and achievements outside the classroom ensure he is equipped to succeed in this new endeavor.  I wish him the best of luck in this next chapter and look forward to his 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 – which can be 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.