Feb 03 2017

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 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including two from Tuscaloosa 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.
 
Alexandra Giggie from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  She is the daughter of John and Marisa Giggie and a student at Holy Spirit Catholic School.  Caleb Isbell from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of James Isbell and Tammy Panayiotou and a student at American Christian Academy.
 
“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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