Rep. Pat Meehan (R-7) recently announced three local students in the Marple Newtown Patch area who have received his nomination to a U.S. service academy.
"It is a great honor to nominate these outstanding students for admission to our nation's service academies," said Meehan in a press release. "Each of these students has demonstrated tremendous potential for achievement and leadership. Our nation is blessed to have so many fine young men and women with the desire to serve, and I have no doubt that they will become great assets to our our country's uniformed services."
To assist in the nomination process, Meehan appointed local distinguished community members with a military background to a nonpartisan Academy Advisory Board. According to the press release, nominees are selected based on factors such as academic achievements, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, physical aptitude, character and motivation. The nomination from Meehan does not guarantee admission to a service academy. The academies’ respective admissions boards decide who is offered appointment, and ultimately admitted.
The following local students nominated by Meehan include:
- Meghan C. Hubley, The Episcopal Academy, for the United States Naval Academy.
- Dennies H. Chung, Marple Newtown High School
- Brian J. Landi, Marple Newtown High School, for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.