Feb 24 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMIES

Students from Mobile and Baldwin Counties have been Nominated

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded several South Alabama students who were nominated to the United States Service Academies. 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.

Senator Shelby said, “Furthering one’s education at our nation’s service academies is remarkable. These students have shown exemplary performance in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities. The selection process for the academies is extremely competitive, and I am pleased that a number of students from South Alabama have been nominated.”

Service academy nominees must be residents of Alabama and must complete the required ACT and SAT exams. Applicants are also required to provide letters of recommendation, their school transcript, completed medical examination, and the required application form.

The following students from South Alabama have been nominated:

Chaz Brown, son of Glen and Kym Brown of Theodore, and a student at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.

• Brandon Davis, son of Archie and Lynn Davis of Mobile, and a student at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, has been nominated to the United States Military Academy.

• Sam Eubanks, son of Mike and Joan Eubanks of Mobile, and a student at the Citadel, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

• Geoffrey Lerner, son of Robert and Leslie Lerner of Mobile, and a student at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, has been nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

• Edward Noojin, son of Edward and Terry Noojin of Mobile, and a student at Baker High School, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy.

• Forrest Perkins, son of Gene Hill and Charlotte Perkins-Hill of Gulf Shores, and a student at Gulf Shores High School, has been nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy in which they were nominated still has final selection.