Jan 30 2015

Shelby Announces Mobile County Nominees to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Friday, January 30, 2015 – U. S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded Mobile County students that he has nominated to the United States Service Academies.  This year Senator Shelby nominated 33 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 announce that these outstanding students have been selected as my nominees to the United States service academies,” said Shelby.  “This young man and woman are among the best and the brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their exemplary performance both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”

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 South Alabama students have been nominated:

  • Isabel Perry, daughter of Brian and Misty Perry of Mobile, Alabama, and a student at Davidson High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • William Foster, son of Richard and Susan Foster of Mobile, Alabama, and a student at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. 

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