The following is a news release from Rep. Bobby Bright.
Congressman Bright Announces Service Academy Appointments
Six Second District students accept service academy appointments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bright announced today that six students from the Second Congressional District have received and accepted appointments to U.S. service academies. Each of these students, nominated by Congressman Bright, has gone through the academy's very competitive application process in order to be admitted. The students will join their respective academy's class of 2014.
"These young men and women are some of the brightest students in Alabama and I am very pleased they will continue their education while preparing to serve their country," Bright said. "The service academies have produced some of the finest officers in our Armed Forces and academy graduates have also gone on to excel in the private sector. I was proud to nominate these fine young students, and I look forward to following their continued success."
Caitlin E. Huber, daughter of Al and Megan Huber of Enterprise, has accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Caitlin is a senior at Enterprise High School where she has been a member of the JROTC Drill Team.
John A. Jacobs, son of Paul and Teresa Jacobs of Montgomery, has accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Jake is a senior at The Montgomery Academy where he has been a member of the track and cross country teams, and served as the Student Government Political Committee Vice President.
Gabriel S. Kornegay, son of Steven and Kay Kornegay of Dothan, has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Stehle attended Houston Academy where he was a member of the football team and the National Honor Society.
Michael C. Shippey, son of Christian and Teresa Shippey of Prattville, has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Michael is a senior at Prattville High School where he has been a member of the AFJROTC and the National Honor Society.
Thomas K. Scott, son of Kent Scott and Tami Johnson of Columbia, has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. TK is a senior at Headland High School where he has been a member of the band and served as Senior Class President.