Two students from Kansas City, Kan., have been nominated for the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.
The nomination of Jacob Brown and Jared Brown of Kansas City, Kan., was announced by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. They are from Piper High School.
Sen. Roberts also announced several other nominations from throughout Kansas.
“I am very pleased to announce this year’s nominees,” Sen. Roberts said. “These men and women are outstanding representatives of Kansas in every way, and I wish them all the best as they pursue their education and service to our nation.”
In making the nominations, Senator Roberts followed the recommendations of his Academy Screening Board. The nonpartisan board is comprised of seven volunteers from across Kansas and is overseen by Karin Wisdom, Sen. Roberts’ district director in Wichita. As part of the decision-making process, board members conduct personal interviews with the applicants, as well as review their written applications, grade point average and standardized test scores.
Once nominated by Sen. Roberts, the applicants then must meet the individual admission requirements of each academy. The academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission. Due to the limited number of openings at each academy, not every nominee will receive an appointment. The academies this spring will announce appointments for the class entering in July 2014.