Feb 03 2017

Shelby Nominates Madison County Students to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including five from Madison 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 the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
 
Sarah Bamburg from Huntsville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  She is the daughter of Mark and Lauri Bamburg and a student at Columbia High School.  John Boyer from Huntsville, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  He is the son of Stephen and Suzanne Boyer and a student at St. Paul II Catholic High School.  Chase Flatau from Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Richard and Marcia Flatau and a student at Huntsville High School.
 
Lauren Johnson from Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy.  She is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Johnson, a graduate of Huntsville High School, and a current student at Auburn University.  John Tamas of Madison, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of Robert and Donna Tamas and a student at St. Paul II Catholic High School.
 
“I am proud to nominate these outstanding students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby.  “They are among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend them, and I wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors.”
 
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, a school transcript, a completed medical examination, and a completed application form found on Senator Shelby’s website.
 
Although Senator Shelby nominated these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.
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