WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 39 students from across the state of Alabama, including four from Lee 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.
Samuel Welsh Anderson of Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Elizabeth and Brian Anderson and is a student at Auburn High School. Gabriel John Forthofer also of Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Kristin and Gregory Forthofer and currently attends Auburn High School. Nicholas Carson Johnson of Phenix City, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Cynthia and Anthony Johnson and is a student at Marion Military Institute. Storm Robert Reif of Auburn, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Amy and Dereck Reif and attends Auburn High School.
“I am honored to nominate these four students from Lee County to various U.S. service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure that they are equipped to succeed in this new endeavor. I wish them the best of luck in this next chapter and look forward to their 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 – which can be 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.