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One Panhandle Resident In Service Academy Nominations By Sasse

       Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse has nominated 25 residents of the state to attend the United States Service Academies.

    Jenason Spady of Oshkosh-Garden County High School is the only nominee from the Panhandle while Meredith Gloy of Grant-Perkins County is the only other one from west of Grand Island.  

      Both were nominated for West Point with Spady also nominated for the Air Force Academy. 

     Sasse calls it “an absolute honor” to make the nominations, adding that Nebraskans should be proud of all 25 because earning a nomination to one of the Service Academies is a big deal.

      Sasse says “Each of these young Nebraskans have shown a commitment to hard work and dedication to our communities,” both essential qualities for a military officer.

     Each member of Congress is given 5 slots for each of the academies – West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs – and can nominate up to 10 candidates.

    Being nominated by a member of Congress doesn’t guarantee admission; each academy makes its own decision on who it accepts.

    The academies will begin to notify candidates of their admission status in February with offers of appointment generally sent out by May.

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