Grassley: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Selects Sioux Rapids Student PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:00

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that Katie Marie Gibson of Sioux Rapids has received an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, N.Y., for the 2014-2015 school year.

Gibson is the daughter of Carolyn and Thomas Gibson.  She will graduate in May from Sioux Central High School.  Gibson participated in volleyball, basketball, cross country, softball, individual speech club, 4-H, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and the Harlan Institute Program, a law-based debate club.

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity.  I wish Katie well and thank her for her commitment to serve our nation.”

Gibson was among the 55 Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.  Information about seeking nominations can be found on Grassley’s website.

For more than 200 years, these academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.

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