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Palmer Announces 2022 U.S. service academy appointments

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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, announcd that 14 students from Alabama’s Sixth Congressional 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 students appointed and the academies they will attend are:

Michael Belcher of Vestavia Hills High School, U.S. Military Academy

Tim Brisco of Hewitt-Trussville High School, U.S. Military Academy

Jake Fairbairn of Marion Military Institute, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Ian Howell of Georgia Military College, U.S. Military Academy

James Latona of Thompson High School, U.S. Naval Academy

Chinonye Mbanugo of Hoover High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

Kenneth McShan of USNA Preparatory School, U.S. Naval Academy

James Perkins of USNA Preparatory School, U.S. Naval Academy

Tre Roberson of USAFA Preparatory School, U.S. Air Force Academy

Will Stallworth of Hoover High School, U.S. Naval Academy

Jack Talley of Vestavia Hills High School, U.S. Naval Academy

Austin Wallace of Pelham High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

Kaili Williams of Shelby County High School, U.S. Naval Academy

Wesley Yeatman of Oak Mountain High School, U.S. Military Academy

— Submitted by Gary Palmer