Rep. Allen Hosts Signing Day Ceremony for Georgia-12 Service Academy Students

Last week, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) hosted a special signing day ceremony for students in Georgia's 12th District who have been accepted into one of the nation's military service academies.

These academies include: The United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York; the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland; the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut; the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York; and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

During the event, Congressman Allen recognized three Georgia-12 students whose respective service academy nominations he sponsored. Congressman Allen also presented each student with a signed copy of the Congressional Record marking the occasion.

GA-12 students participating in the signing day event included:

  • Alan Sairany from Greenbrier High School, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Katherine Merritt from Coffee County High School, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Brandon Sweitzer from Grovetown High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

Students unable to attend:

  • Mark Abell from Greenbrier High School, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Elijah Ham from Arrow Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Seth MacGregor from Vidalia High School, United States Naval Academy

After the event, Congressman Allen issued the following statement:

"It is extremely gratifying to nominate such qualified young leaders from our district to usher in this new generation of servicemen and women. I am honored to show our support for these selfless young students whose commitment to service and our great nation is truly remarkable. I have every confidence that Alan, Katherine, Brandon, Mark, Elijah, and Seth will go on to make the state of Georgia, and the United States of America, very proud."

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