Lucas Congratulates Luke Andrew on His Acceptance of Appointment at the United States Air Force Academy

Mar 30, 2011

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas would like to congratulate Perry native Luke Andrew for his acceptance of appointment at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.  Andrew will be a member of the Air Force class of 2015 and will begin classes there in the fall.

“I would like to congratulate Luke on his selection to the United States Air Force Academy,” stated Lucas.  “His selection is not only a testament to his hard work, but it also demonstrates what capable and determined students we have in the Third District of Oklahoma.  This is a great opportunity for Luke, and I wish him luck this fall and continued success in all his endeavors.”

In May, Luke will graduate as valedictorian from Perry High School. He serves as the National Honor Society Treasurer, and a member of the tennis, cross country, basketball and football teams. As an Eagle Scout, Luke is an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time hiking, back packing, canoeing, and camping. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stan Andrew of Perry, Oklahoma.  His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew of Durant, Oklahoma; Mr. James Bailey of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and Ms. Susan Borders of Perry, Oklahoma. 

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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