07/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/14/2020 16:52
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Elizabeth Hance (202) 225-4921
Palmer Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointees
Birmingham, AL - Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) is proud to announce that 10 students from the Sixth District of Alabama have been accepted to United States Service Academies. Each appointee will continue his or her education at one of the U.S. Service Academies, and subsequently serve at least five years in the U.S. military.
'Nominating outstanding students to the U.S. Service Academies is one of the most serious responsibilities and highest honors of my job,' Palmer said. 'These young people are our future leaders, so I want to do my part to send the best from Alabama's Sixth District. Receiving an appointment is a competitive process and a huge accomplishment. I'm extremely proud of these excellent students, and I look forward to what the future holds for them. I'm confident they will excel in their endeavors and serve America honorably.'
The appointed students are as follows:
Gilbert Amason, of Episcopal High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
Evie Bell, of Oak Mountain High School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
Jay Chang, of Marion Military Institute, will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Elliot Gage, of Chelsea High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
Noah Harper, of Shelby County High School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy
John Ingram, of Vestavia Hills High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
Cole McKee, of Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
Maximillian Renfro, of Marion Military Institute, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
Alex Sabri, of Vestavia Hills High School, will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Hunter Smyth, of Vestavia Hills High School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
If you or someone you know is interested in attending a military service academy, please visit www.palmer.house.gov and select 'Services: U.S. Service Academy Nominations' for more information. Eligible applicants must be at least 17 years old, a U.S. citizen, have a strong academic background, possess proven leadership skills, and be of good moral character.