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According to a December 12, 2023 press release, U.S. Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District.  

📣 Savannah's very own Iris Alvarez was selected for the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy!  🖤💛✈️ 

"It is my honor to nominate these incredible young men and women to attend our nation’s military academies,” said Rep. Graves, who notified each student by phone of their nomination. “All have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their leadership abilities in their schools and communities. I know each and every one will go on to make North Missouri proud.”

Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. The nomination system is a very competitive process. Various military academies hold extremely selective admission standards. To help in the nomination process, Rep. Graves created an Academy Nominations Review Board. The board, made up of service academy graduates, veterans, and citizens of the Sixth District, interviewed and reviewed all applicants before making final recommendations to Rep. Graves.

Way to go Iris! 

See Congressman Sam Grave's website for the full release.