Lucas Congratulates Jake Hitchings on His Acceptance of Appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School

Jun 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas recently welcomed Boise City, Okla. native, Jake Hitchings, to his district office to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI.

 “I congratulate Jake on his acceptance to the United States Naval Academy Prep School,” said Lucas. “This is a great opportunity for him, and his hard work and dedication is a true reflection of the outstanding students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I appreciate his willingness to serve our country, and I wish him the best of luck in the future.”

 Hitchings graduated from Keyes High School in May 2012. He will be a member of the Naval Academy Prep School class of 2013 and will begin classes there in the fall of this year.  After completion of the 10-month program, he will go on to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He is the son of Todd and Sherri Hitchings of Boise City.

 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.  For more information on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Lucas’ website at /service-academy-nominations.


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