A Chadron High School student is among 23 students throughout Nebraska who have been nominated by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) to attend one of the nation’s military academies. Elizabeth Darnell from Chadron has been nominated by Senator Fischer to attend the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.
Every year, senators nominate a select group of eligible individuals to attend one of the four U.S. Military Service Academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy.
Candidates for admission to one of the academies generally must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress. Tuition is fully funded at each institution in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation.
“I am proud of the talented group of students from across the state who applied for a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies this year,” said Fischer. “It is a great honor to nominate this outstanding group of young men and women to become the next generation of military leaders. Nebraskans have a long history of military service, and these individuals represent our state well as they seek to carry on this tradition.”
--Office of Senator Deb Fischer
(Story courtesy of Roxi Graham-Marski, chadrad.com)