By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville hosted a reception at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in honor of this year’s 11 North Alabama U.S. Service Academies appointees.
Congressman Brooks said, “These appointees represent some of the best and brightest young men in North Alabama. They have all demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, dedication, and a desire to serve our nation. The 2013 U.S. Service Academies appointees include 11 young men representing eight high schools: six West Point appointees, two Air Force Academy Appointees, one Naval Academy appointee, one Merchant Marine Academy appointee, and one Coast Guard Academy appointee. Alabamians can be proud to send these exceptional students into service.”
The U.S. Service Academy Appointees for 2013 from Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District are:
To West Point: Cory Anderson from Huntsville; Pope John Paul II Catholic H.S.; Nick Beavers from Madison; Bob Jones H.S.; Dominique Bell from Huntsville; Lee H.S.; Alex Finney from Toney; Covenant Christian Academy; Scott Von Jouanne from Madison; Bob Jones H.S.; Matthew Watson, from Hartselle Hartselle H.S.
Appointees to the Air Force Academy: Noah Bradley from Toney, Pope John Paul II Catholic H.S.; Kaleb Estes from Hartselle, Hartselle H.S.
Appointee to the Naval Academy: Cole Peyton from Meridianville, Hazel Green H.S.
Appointee to Merchant Marine Academy: Brian Walker from Huntsville, Grissom H.S.
Appointee to Coast Guard Academy: Austin Clark from Madison, James Clemens H.S.
Congressman Brooks has a nominating board that reviews applications, interviews prospective candidates and makes final selection of Alabama District 5 nominees to be submitted to the academies. Nominations are determined on a competitive basis, but all nominees are submitted to the Academies unranked, giving each candidate nominated from the district and equal chance.
Congressman Brooks is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and represents Alabama’s fifth congressional district.