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Hempstead student accepted at Air Force Academy

(Washington, DC-KWWL)

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) announced today that Michael Appleby of Dubuque received an appointment to the US Air Force Academy.  Appleby will enter the Air Force Academy in Colorado this fall. 

"I'm proud to announce Michael Appleby's acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy," Braley said.  "With his academic success and history of involvement in the community, Michael will be a valuable addition to the Academy.  I'm happy that Michael will have the opportunity to further his education while serving his country at the Air Force Academy." 

Michael Appleby will graduate from Hempstead High School in Dubuque this May.  Michael is the son of Michael Appleby Sr. and Leslie Appleby.    


Each year Congressman Braley nominates students to the military service academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy Academy.  Nominees must demonstrate upstanding character, academic achievement, physical fitness, and leadership skills.  A nominating committee comprised of community leaders reviews all applicants, with Congressman Braley recommending top candidates to the respective academies.  Final acceptance decisions are made by the service academy. 


Students interested in applying to military service academies for enrollment in fall of 2010 should contact Congressman Braley's Waterloo office at (319) 287-3233.

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