U.S. Senator Todd Young, R-Indiana, recently announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments.
One hundred and forty-four students, including Luke Turner of Seymour, applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Young.
Out of 64 interviewed, 42 young men and women from across the state received a nomination from Young. That list includes Turner, a senior at Seymour High School, who was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.
A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy but is required to be considered. Nominees are chosen based on personal merit. Criteria considered include evidence of character, leadership, academic excellence, physical aptitude and extracurricular activities.
“I had the privilege of recommending a talented group of Hoosiers for admission to the United States service academies this year,” Young said. “These young men and women are highly qualified to serve our country, and I’m very proud of their hard work. I wish them the best of luck in their application process.”