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Congressman Aderholt Congratulates 4th District Students Who Received Academy Nominations

March 23, 2021
Press Release

Haleyville, Ala. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement to congratulate students in the 4th District who Congressman Aderholt nominated to the service academies and who were accepted.


“It was my honor to nominate these outstanding young people to our nation’s service academies.  As you know, they only take the best of the best.  And from looking at the achievements both personally and academically of these students, it’s not surprising they were selected.  I know the rest of the citizens of Alabama’s 4th Congressional District join me in wishing these young people all the best as they better themselves, while also serving our nation.”


List of Students Selected to the Service Academies:


Air Force Academy:

Hannah Harvey

Arab HS

Taekwondo - Level 3 instructor

Marching and Concert Band - Drum Major

Happy Paws Haven pet rescue

4.0 GPA

29 ACT

Plans to study aerospace engineering



Air Force Academy:

Mayson Slaughter

Jasper HS

Varsity Football and Baseball

Alabama Boys State Delegate

New Hope Baptist Church

4.12 GPA

27 ACT



The Naval Academy: 

Forrest York

Northridge HS

Cross Country Standout Athlete - 2019 Tuscaloosa News Runner of the Year

JROTC - Platoon Commander

Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl

Church of the Highlands

4.13 GPA

32 ACT

Participated in the Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program

Plans to commission as a pilot, study aerospace engineering, after serving wants to be an astronaut


West Point:

Hughes Deschner

Northridge HS

Varsity Track and Field - Team Captain - Alabama Top 10 in Javelin and Pole Vault


First United Methodist Church

3.95 GPA

28 ACT

Plans to study Mechanical Engineering