Hudson Nominates Cabarrus Students for U.S. Military AcademiesFeb 10, 2021 01:50PM ● By Jason Huddle
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has nominated 20 students from throughout the 8th District to U.S. service academies. During a ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Montgomery Community College in Troy, Rep. Hudson congratulated the students and thanked them for their willingness to serve our country.
“As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, it’s an honor to nominate high school students for service academies each year who will go on to join the next generation of brave men and women in uniform,” said Rep. Hudson. “These students, like all others, have endured incredible challenges over the past year but are some of the best and brightest in our state and nation. I applaud them for their hard work and dedication to serving our country.”
As Representative of North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, Rep. Hudson has the privilege of nominating a limited number of young men and women each year to four of the five service academies: the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Points, NY. If accepted, the honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.
Students from Cabarrus County included:
Emily Bertanzetti, Cox Mill High School, nominated to U.S. Naval Academy
Dean Brendle, Central Cabarrus High School, nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy
Samuel Cochran, Concord High School, nominated to U.S. Air Force Academy
Michael Andrew Crawford, Cox Mill High School/ Sandhills Community College, nominated to U.S. Air Force Academy
Jackson Moon, Concord High School, nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy
Elizabeth Smith, Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School, nominated to U.S. Naval Academy