Martha Roby announces 2017 Service Academy appointees

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Alabama 2nd District U.S. Congresswoman Martha Roby, on Thursday announced that six 2nd District high school graduates have earned appointments to U.S. Service Academies.

Each year Rep. Roby nominates students from her district to be considered for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military (West Point), and Merchant Marine Academies. The honor of attending a military service academy includes a four-year scholarship and comes with a commitment to service for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

“It is an honor to nominate distinguished young men and women for appointment to our nation’s service academies each year,” Roby said. “I admire these students for their eagerness to serve our country, their academic excellence, and their strong leadership ability. I join their families, friends, and teachers in congratulating these men and women on this outstanding accomplishment. I am confident they will be successful in their future endeavors.”

The following students were nominated by Roby and received official appointments to the United States service academies:

Simeon Bowden: A native of Andalusia, Simeon is the son of Benjamin and Angela Bowden. Simeon is currently enrolled at Andalusia High School, and he received an official appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

Morgan Gunn: A native of Dothan, Morgan is the daughter of John and Vanessa Gunn. Morgan is currently enrolled at Dothan High School, and she received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Barton Lester: A native of Montgomery, Barton is the son of Bart and Allison Lester. Barton is a graduate of The Montgomery Academy, and he is currently enrolled at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School. He received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Brian Probert: A native of Newton, Brian is the son of Allen and Dana Probert. Brian is currently enrolled at Wicksburg High School, and he received an official appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy.

Jackson South: A native of Montgomery, Jackson is the son of Branden and Amery South. Jackson is a graduate of Eastwood Christian School, and he is currently enrolled at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. He received an official appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

Zachary Van Alst: A native of Prattville, Zackary is the son of Robert and Jennifer Van Alst. Zachary is currently enrolled at the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, and he received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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  1. James Crook on

    Do you understand that if the VA cuts the unemployable from 65 and older vets there will be a host of veterans defaulting on their VA loans. You should do everything you can to stop this.

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