Congressman Fred Upton has announced his service academy nominees for the 2013-2014 academic year.
According to a media release, the nominees have excelled both academically and athletically at their respective schools and have gone through an extensive selection process.
The selection process included an interview with Upton’s Academy Advisory Board, which is comprised of local community leaders. Upon approval by the board, the students’ names were then passed on to Upton, who then officially nominated the students to our nation’s military academies.
The individual academies will make the final decisions on military appointments. All applicants to military academies must be nominated by a member of Congress, the president, or vice president.
Area students nominated by Upton are Kathryn Hawkins, of Three Rivers High School, for the U.S. Air Force Academy, and William Fry, of Sturgis High School, for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.