WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 39 students from across the state of Alabama, including two from Baldwin 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.
Jack James Phelps of Fairhope, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Renee and Scott Phelps and currently attends Marion Military Institute. Ethan David Rowe of Daphne, Alabama, also received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Christin and Jeremy Rowe and attends Marion Military Institute.
“I am honored to nominate Jack Phelps and Ethan Rowe to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,” said Senator Shelby. “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure they are equipped to succeed in this new endeavor. I wish them both 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.