Feb 04 2021

Shelby Nominates Tuscaloosa County Students to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 39 students from across the state of Alabama to attend United States service academies, including two from Tuscaloosa County.  Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Clancey Harrison Matthew Briggs of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Heather and Matthew Briggs and attends Seton Home Study School.  Hughes Aaron Deschner also of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Pamela Hughes and Monte Deschner and attends Northridge High School.  
“I am honored to nominate Clancey Briggs and Hughes Deschner to various U.S. service academies,” said Senator Shelby.  “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure they are equipped to succeed in this new endeavor.  I wish them both 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 – 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.