WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 58 students from across the state of Alabama, including one from Dale 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.
Taylor Hayes Edwards of Midland City, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Jennifer and William Edwards and is a student at Houston Academy.
“I am honored to nominate Taylor Edwards to the U.S. Air Force 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 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.