WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has nominated 58 students from across the state of Alabama, including two from Limestone 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.
Ellis Cade Hatfield of Athens, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Emily and Jason Hartfield and currently attends the Marion Military Institute. Jacob Christopher Spence, also of Athens, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the son of Lisa and Christopher Spence and is a student at East Limestone High School.
“I am honored to nominate these two excellent students from Limestone County to various U.S. service academies,” said Senator Shelby. “Their academic records and achievements outside the classroom ensure 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 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.