Solon student selected by Merchant Marine Academy Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:39

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – Brady St. John of Solon has been selected for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, for the 2012-2013 school year, according to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.

St. John will graduate in May from Solon High School.  He is the son of Lynn and Edward St. John of Solon.

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Young people like Brady St. John work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity, and I join many others, no doubt, in wishing him well.”

In high school, St. John has been a member of the Robotics Team, the Community Youth Leadership Program, the Iowa City Eels Swim Club, and the City High Swim Team.

For more than 200 years, the U.S. service academies have educated and trained the best and the brightest to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.  In time of war, the Merchant Marine can be called upon to deliver troops and supplies for the military.

Grassley nominated St. John for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  Information about seeking an academy nomination is posted at http://grassley.senate.gov/info/academy_nominations.cfm.

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