Washington, DC– UL alumnus Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD today honored Ryan Allen, Brennan Bergeron and Joshua Myers by nominating them to the United States Service Academies. The three students begin their studies and training this Summer.

Ryan Allen is the son of Nita and Kendall Allen and is a graduate of Erath High School. He received an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

Brennan Bergeron received an appointment to the United States Military Academy  in West Point, New York. He graduated from Teurlings Catholic High School. His parents are Keith and Donna Bergeron.

Joshua Myers is a graduate of Westminster Christian Academy. He is the son of Payton and Sue Ellen Myers and received an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

“Service to our nation is a high calling, and I am extremely proud to have nominated such fine young men to our nation’s Service Academies,” Boustany said. “Ryan, Brennan and Joshua each exhibit the leadership and academic traits our Armed Forces need as they defend our freedoms. These young men have bright futures ahead, and I wish them the best of luck and offer my congratulations.”

In order to be eligible for consideration for a nomination, a student must be a legal resident of the Seventh Congressional District, score at least a 23 on the ACT and have a 3.0 or above grade point average. In addition, applicants are required to supply a pre-candidate form along with a high school transcript, two or three letters of recommendation and any subsequent scholastic training. To be considered for the Fall, the deadline for receipt of this information is no later than October 1, 2011.

Anyone interested should contact Kristie Broussard at (337) 235-6322 in Rep. Boustany’s Lafayette district office located at 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 1400, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501.

This is a submitted article.  Send your press releases and articles on UL, the UL District, and quality of life in Acadiana-- particularly education & culture-- to ultoday.com by clicking here.