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Congressman recognizes academy nominees at ceremony

Photo by Curt Yeomans
Congressman David Scott (D-Ga., center) was joined by several Clayton County officials and high school principals in recognizing his military academy nominees from the county, on Saturday, at the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta.

Photo by Curt Yeomans Congressman David Scott (D-Ga., center) was joined by several Clayton County officials and high school principals in recognizing his military academy nominees from the county, on Saturday, at the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta.

Several people shed tears of joy, Saturday, as Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) recognized his 2012 military academy appointments, at the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta.

A total of 11, out of 23, students nominated by Scott came from Clayton and Henry counties. As nominated high school students got up to be recognized, several tales of overcoming adversity, ranging from homelessness, to being born prematurely, were shared with attendees.

Clayton County nominees included: Jonesboro High School student, Jordon Bowen (U.S. Air Force Academy); Mundy’s Mill High School student, Ibrahim Fadika (U.S. Air Force Academy); Our Lady of Mercy High School student, Jordan Sartor-Francis (U.S. Naval Academy), and North Clayton High School student, Christian Ward (U.S. Air Force Academy).

Henry County nominees included: Stockbridge High School students, Torrey Butler and Thomas Daniels (U.S. Naval Academy), and Mylon Randolph and Ricardo Salas (U.S. Air Force Academy); Woodland High School student, Devin Encinias (U.S. Military Academy); Paragon Academy student, Anna Poole (U.S. Air Force Academy), and U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School student, Christina Gamble (U.S. Air Force Academy).

— Curt Yeomans