SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTEES RECOGNIZED AT MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
May 26, 2009
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Four Granbury High School students were recognized by U.S. Representative Chet Edwards during a Memorial Day ceremony held on May 23, 2009, at the new U.S. Veterans Museum.The four students will be attending service academies following their high school graduation.
Marshall Kay and Lindsey Mueller will be going to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Zach Mathis’s appointment is to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.Attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut will be Alexa Ward.
Kay is the salutatorian for the Class of 2009, while the other three are ranked in the top ten of the class.
Congressman Edwards appointed both Kay and Mathis, while Mueller received her appointment from U.S. Senator John Cornyn.Acceptance to the Coast Guard academy does not require a congressional nomination.
A special speaker at the event was Calvin Spann, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.The group of African American pilots served with distinction in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.Also recognized by Congressman Edwards was Robert Berry, a local World War II decorated veteran. The ceremony concluded with a remembrance of fallen military service personnel.