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Childersburg native Austin Moore among Senator Tommy Tuberville’s 30 nominees for U.S. service academies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Childersburg native Austin Moore has been selected by U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) as one of the 30 nominees for appointments to United States service academies.

The announcement was made in an official press release on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9.

The prestigious nominations include the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy for the class of 2028.

“In a time of global instability, our military needs brave young men and women to ensure America continues to have the strongest fighting force in the world,” said Senator Tuberville. “It’s an honor to nominate these great Alabamians to our United States service academies. I am thankful for their desire to serve and defend our country. I look forward to following their continued success and know they will continue to make our state proud.”

Nominees undergo a rigorous application process, including ACT and SAT exams, recommendation letters, transcripts, and application forms.

Moore, a Fayetteville High School student, was nominated for the U.S. Air Force Academy and is set to make Childersburg proud as he vies for a coveted spot in a U.S. service academy.

A full list of nominees can be found below:

United States Air Force Academy:

  • Mansur Ali: Pike Road, AL; Pike Road High School; son of Alia and Romero Ali
  • William Carroll: Opelika, AL; Opelika High School; son of Andrew and Ann Carroll
  • Dabeen Choi: Montgomery, AL; Loveless Academy Magnet Program High School; daughter of Namseung Choi & Eunju Bae
  • Barrett Grant: Pelham, AL; Briarwood Christian High School; son of Melanie and Gerald Grant
  • Thomas Hankins: Vernon, AL; Lamar County High School; son of T. Morgan and Tifani Hankins
  • Daeun Lee: Auburn, AL; Auburn High School; daughter of Hyunjoo Kim and Goojin Lee
  • Austin Moore: Childersburg, AL; Fayetteville High School; son of Crystal and Michael Moore
  • Lexi Grace Mroczko: Bay Minette, AL; Alabama School of Mathematics and Science; daughter of Stacey and Donald Mroczko
  • Nicholas James Thomas: Cropwell, AL; Crossroads Christian School; son of Michelle and Joseph Thomas
  • Jackson Warren: Birmingham, AL; Homewood High School; son of Christopher and Catherine Hightower Warren

United States Military Academy:

  • Linda Andrel: Slocomb, AL; Slocomb High School; Son of Reyna and Raymond Andrel
  • GaryLane Black: Carlisle, AL; West Point Prep School; son of Kevin and Edith Black
  • Jackson Cook: Mountain Brook, AL; Mountain Brook High School; son of Jackson and Catherine Cook
  • Charles Grigsby: Huntsville, AL; Grissom High School; son of Michael and Jo Anne Grigsby
  • Connor Hofbauer: Auburn, AL; St. Andrews High School; son of Lutz and Gina Hofbauer
  • Joshua McGuire: Wadley, AL; Chantilly High School; son of Robert McGuire and Myonghee Chun
  • Naeem Miller: Madison, AL; Sparkman High School; son of Denise and Nathaniel Miller
  • Jackson Seidman: Auburn, AL; Auburn High School; son of Mindy and Bruce Seidman
  • Daniel Troy: Auburn, AL; Auburn High School; son of Aelee and Daniel Troy
  • Jordan Wilson: Auburn, AL; West Point Scholarship to Georgia Military College; son of Kelly and Robert Wilson

United States Naval Academy:

  • Aidan Aboud: Mobile, AL; Kwajalein High School; son of Mary Elaine Aboud
  • Russell Ginn: Mobile, AL; McGill-Toolen High School; son of Leo Frazier and Wendy Sue Ginn
  • Samuel Goggins: Anniston, AL; Jacksonville High School; son of Terrel and Tekeisha Goggins
  • Sprinnia Anne Gregory: Mountain Brook, AL; Mountain Brook High School; daughter of Mark and Theresa Gregory
  • Emily Elizabeth Jones: Piedmont, AL; Piedmont High School; daughter of Jeremy and Susan Jones
  • Branum Carmichael Lloyd: Mountain Brook, AL; Mountain Brook High School; son of Bart and Lesley Lloyd
  • Nicholas Lozano: Madison, AL; Bob Jones High School; son of Frank and Anne Lozano
  • Timothy Mau: Gardendale, AL; Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School; son of Timothy John Mau Sr. and April Lanzoni
  • Bishop Ethan Rellah; Pelham, AL; Pelham High School; son of Brooklyn and Michael Rellah
  • Greyson Wood; Auburn, AL; Auburn High School; son of Jennifer and Brian Wood


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