Feb 04 2021

Shelby Nominates Madison 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, including eight from Madison 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.
 
Brandon William Luke Cianfaglione of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the son of Elizabeth and Peter Cianfaglione and attends St. John Paul II High School.  Yerim Jeong also of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  She is the daughter of Aekyung and Sangok Jeong and is currently a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Michal Ellison Lesesne of Huntsville, Alabama, also received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He is the son of Beata and Henry Lesesne and attends Buckhorn High School.  Madilynn Athena Lovett of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. She is the daughter of Tara and Michael Lovett and attends Huntsville High School.  Kieran Kai Joseph Moïse also of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Kelly and Patrick Moïse and currently attends New Century Technology High School in Huntsville.  Minh Huu Nguyen of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Thanh and Tai Nguyen and attends Marion Military Institute.  Christina Scruggs of Harvest, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  She is the daughter of Hyokyong and Samuel Scruggs and is a student at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville.  Edward Hunter Wilson of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Mary Elizabeth and Edward Wilson and attends Huntsville High School. 
 
“I am honored to nominate these excellent students from Madison County 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 all 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.

 

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