Congressman John Shimkus has released his list of nominations to the four military service academies, including a number of students from our listening area.
Meredith Daniels of Iuka was nominated to both the Air Force Academy and West Point. Deven Hudson-Greenlee of Centralia was nominated to the Air Force Academy; Lucas Foppe of Breese was nominated to the Naval Academy, Matthew Sefton, of Brownstown, was nominated to the Air Force Academy, Lucas Smith of Vandalia was nominated to the Merchant Marine and Naval Academy and Jeffery Bradley of Vandalia was nominated to the Naval Academy.
The Congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.
High school juniors, college students or current members of the military who are residents of the 15th district and wish to attend an academy beginning in 2014 can request a nomination packet by writing congressman John Shimkus, 15 professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL. 62062. Those packets with complete requirements will be sent out in late summer.