Shelby Nominates Russell County Student to United States Service Academy


 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that he has nominated 35 students from across the state of Alabama, including one from Russell County, to attend a United States service academy. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

 Ryan Dunkle from Phenix City, Alabama, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the son of James and Edeltrand Dunkle and a student at Central High School Phenix City.

 “I am proud to nominate this outstanding student to a United States service academy,” said Senator Shelby.  “Ryan is among the best and brightest in Alabama as evidenced by his achievements both inside and outside the classroom.  It is my honor to recommend this young man, and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

 In order to be considered for a service academy nomination, applicants must be residents of Alabama and complete the required ACT or SAT exams.  They must also provide letters of recommendation, a school transcript, a completed medical examination, and a completed application form found on Senator Shelby’s website.

 Although Senator Shelby nominated this student, the academy to which he received a nomination will make the final admission decision.