Lucas Congratulates Obadare Ogundipe on His Acceptance of Appointment at the United States Air Force Academy

Apr 06, 2011

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

“I am pleased to congratulate Obadare on his selection to the United States Air Force Academy,” said Lucas. “Obadare’s selection is a true testament of his hard work and determination and it’s a pleasure to serve such capable and dedicated young people from Oklahoma’s Third District. The United States Air Force Academy is excellent institution of higher learning, and I wish Obadare the best of luck this fall and continued success in all his future endeavors.”

In May, Obadare will graduate from St. Mark’s School of Texas, where he is an active student.  In addition to serving as captain of both the fencing team and the Model United Nations Club, he is also a senior writer for the school paper, The Remarker. As an Eagle Scout, Obadare is an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time hiking, back packing, and camping. His parents are Dr. and Mrs. Akin Ogundipe of Ponca City, 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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