Jan 30 2015

Shelby Announces Autauga and Montgomery County Nominees to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Friday, January 30, 2015 – U. S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded Autauga and Montgomery County students that he has nominated to the United States Service Academies.  This year Senator Shelby nominated 33 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 announce that these outstanding students have been selected as my nominees to the United States service academies,” said Shelby.  “These young men are among the best and the brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their exemplary performance both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”

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 Montgomery area students have been nominated:

  • John Swan, son of John and Pamela Swan, Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama, and a student at LAMP High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Leo Petters, son of Brian and Vicki Petters of Montgomery, Alabama, and a student at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Pearce Phinney, son of Todd and Sharen Phinney of Prattvile, Alabama, and a student at Pratville Christian Academy, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they were nominated will make the final admission decision.