Photo Attached – CAPTION: Congressman Frank Lucas congratulates Jake Hitchings on his acceptance of appointment at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. (Pictured: Jake Hitchings (LEFT), Congressman Frank Lucas (RIGHT)
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Jake Hitchings, Boise City, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.
“I am very proud of Jake and congratulate him on his acceptance to the Naval Academy,” said Lucas. “I know this will be a tremendous experience for him, and I greatly appreciate his willingness to serve our country. I wish Jake the best of luck as he begins classes at the Academy this year.”
Hitchings graduated from Keyes High School in May of 2012. He recently graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI. In the future, Jake would like to earn an athletic training degree and coach track. He is the son of Todd and Sherri Hitchings.
Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy. In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma. Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation.
Third District students interested in applying for the 2014 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at /service-academy-nominations.