Feb 04 2016

Shelby Announces Covington County Nominee to United States Air Force Academy

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded a Covington County student that he has nominated to the United States Air Force Academy.  This year Senator Shelby nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama.  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.

“I am proud to nominate this distinguished student to the United States Air Force Academy,” said Senator Shelby.  “This young man is one of the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by his excellent performance both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend him, and I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.  I am confident that he will go on to achieve great things.”

In order to be considered for 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.

The following Covington County student has been nominated:

  • Cory Philpott, son of Luke and Karen Philpott of Andalusia, Alabama, and a student at Straughn High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Although Senator Shelby nominated this student, the academy to which he was nominated will make the final admission decision.