McDONOUGH — A Henry County student has earned an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Maggie Curran from Community Christian School is one of three Henry students nominated for an appointment by Congressman Jody Hice. Destinie James from Henry County High School and Union Grove High student Kathryn Kadina also received nominations.
A total of 22 students from across the state were nominated by Hice.
A nomination is a required step in the application process for students. However, academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission. Students who attend a service academy commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation.
“The caliber of students nominated to our United States Service Academies gives me great confidence in the future of our Armed Forces,” said Hice. “Not only does each nominee exemplify the best attributes of character, leadership, scholarship, and physical fitness, but they also possess the proper motivation for service. I’m thrilled to congratulate Maggie Curran, Stan Lacksen, and Michael Rogers, who are the first of my nominees this year to receive Academy appointments, and I look forward to the announcement of many more over the coming months.”
Michael Rogers from Thomson received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, while Stan Lacksen of Watkinsville received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.