Each year, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, nominates a group of Alabama students to the United States service academies.
She recently congratulated this year’s three accepted nominees, who she said embody the core principles of the armed forces.
“I am truly honored to be able to support our young leaders of tomorrow in their aspirations toward higher service,” Sewell said. “There is no path more admirable than that of protecting our country. I am thrilled to assist these remarkable young people in their journey toward greatness, and I cannot wait to see all that they accomplish.”
The three students who were nominated by Sewell and have received their official appointments are James Outland of Bimingham, Matthew Newton of Butler and Erskine Simmons of Tuscaloosa.
Outland will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Newton and Simmons were accepted by the U.S. Naval Academy.
According to Sewell’s team, the students she nominates demonstrate a commitment to service and are examples of superior academic, physical and leadership abilities.