McDONOUGH — Congressman David Scott has nominated 19 students from the state’s 13th District, of which Henry County is a part, for admission to a U.S. military academy.
Receiving a nomination is part of the required process for students. Ultimately, the appointment is up to the military institutions.
Six Henry County students received nominations:
U.S. Air Force Academy
♦ Johnathan Youngblood, McDonough, U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
♦ Jaela Rivera, Stockbridge, Dutchtown High School
U.S. Naval Academy
♦ Andrea Clutter, Hampton, Community Christian School
♦ Katherine Ketner, Hampton, Eagles Landing Christian Academy
♦ Olubusola Oke, McDonough, Eagles Landing High School
♦ Rathin Shah, Hampton, Creekside Christian Academy
“Each year I am deeply honored to nominate exceptional students from all across the 13th District who want to attend a military academy and serve our country,” Scott said. “Military academies provide students a distinguished and rigorous education valued at more than $400,000, as well as the path to a rewarding career as commissioned officers for the U.S. Armed Forces.”
Scott will present the congressional nominations during a special ceremony on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Brawner Hall in Smyrna.