Local students selected for 2022 U.S. Service Academy appointments

Published 4:52 pm Monday, July 25, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer announced that 14 students from Alabama’s Sixth District have been accepted to United States Service Academies. They will continue their education at one of the 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 proud of these 14 incredible students and 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:

  • Michael Belcher, of Vestavia Hills High School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
  • Tim Brisco, of Hewitt-Trussville High School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
  • Jake Fairbairn, of Marion Military Institute, will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Ian Howell, of Georgia Military College, will attend the U.S. Military Academy
  • James Latona, of Thompson High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Chinonye Mbanugo, of Hoover High School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Kenneth McShan, of USNA Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • James Perkins, of USNA Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Tre Roberson, of USAFA Preparatory School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Will Stallworth, of Hoover High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Jack Talley, of Vestavia Hills High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Austin Wallace, of Pelham High School, will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Kaili Williams, of Shelby County High School, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Wesley Yeatman, of Oak Mountain High School, will attend the U.S. Military Academy

Those interested in attending a military service academy can visit 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.