WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 50 students from across the state of Alabama to attend United States service academies, including four from Shelby County. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Cameron Lindsey-Davis Covington of Pelham, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Leah and Corey Covington and a student at Evangel Classical Christian School. Rachael McPherson Price of Birmingham, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Cathye and Keith Price and a student at The Westminster School of Oak Mountain. Cooper Paul Reynolds of Indian Springs Village, Alabama, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Jennifer and Lyle Reynolds and attends The Westminster School at Oak Mountain. Jude Warren Watkins of Birmingham, Alabama, has received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Amy and Jim Watkins and a homeschooled student.
“I am honored to nominate these four exceptional students to the United States service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “They have set themselves apart by exhibiting outstanding character and dedication to academic excellence. I have full confidence that these students will continue to represent Shelby County and the entire state of Alabama with distinction, and I wish them all the best in 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 has nominated these students, the academy to which they received a nomination will make the final admission decision.