Congressman Scott nominates pupils for military academies

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Seven young people, from Clayton and Henry counties, were among a group of 21 teenagers nominated by U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) for U.S. military service academies.

The youths were informed of the nominations at the National Archives of Atlanta, in Morrow, on Saturday. They are residents of Georgia's 13th Congressional District, which is represented by Scott.

To be nominated for a service academy appointment, a person must be between the ages of 17 and 23, unmarried without any dependents, a U.S. citizen, and must be nominated by a member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives, according to a news release from Scott's office.

The congressman's nominee to the U.S. Military Academy is LeRon Brantley, Jr., of Forest Park. His nominees to the U.S. Naval Academy are: Jonesboro resident, Eric Gaines; Stockbridge residents, Tiana Williams and Crystal Stubbs; and Ellenwood resident, Rasean Halcromb.

The congressman also is nominating Jonesboro youths, Shakeel Ballantyne, and LaVorgia Warrens, for appointments at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy, respectively.

-- Curt Yeomans