Taylor Wilson nominated to U.S. Air Force Academy
Taylor Wilson, a senior at Chase County Schools, is one of 10 students nominated to the U.S. Service Academies by Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith.
Members of Congress can nominate young people for admission to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Wilson’s nomination was to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
He is the son of Doug and Tonya Wilson of Imperial.
Attending one of the Service Academies offers a unique opportunity for students to serve their country while undergoing a rigorous academic and physical regimen, Smith said.
In exchange for tuition, students agree to serve in the U.S. military after graduation.
“It is an honor to nominate these exceptional young people from Nebraska’s Third District to the U.S. Service Academies,” Smith said.
“Each one has demonstrated the dedication and drive necessary to succeed at the academies and become a future leader of our military,” he said.
Applicants met personally with Smith’s academy advisory committee and were evaluated on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, career motivation, personal traits, letters of recommendation, essays and personal interviews.
Each Academy will announce accepted applicants in April.