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Two students nominated to academies
Third earns master's degree
Logan Neal - photo by Photo provided.
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced last week that 23 students in the First Congressional District of Georgia, including two students in Liberty County, have received nominations to United States service academies. The students were interviewed for consideration into the class of 2015 by Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah on Oct. 18.
The nominated students are:
Lauren Fairfax of Hinesville, a senior at Liberty County High School, received a nomination for the Military Academy. Fairfax is involved with marching band and plays on the varsity basketball team.
“My first priority is to become well educated. I believe that West Point will not only educate me in academics but also make me a leader that will be prepared to serve in the Army,” she said.
Logan Neal of Midway, a 2010 graduate of Liberty County High School, received a nomination for the Military Academy. Neal was the varsity soccer captain and also a JRTOC cadet.
“The experience and unity developed at an academy would provide a solid foundation upon which I plan to build a career of service,” he said. “I would very much like an opportunity to achieve this goal and respectfully become a part of the perpetual history an academy represents.”
“I commend these students for not only their nomination but also for the hard work and dedication that they have expressed towards their country,” Kingston said. “I am confident that the leadership skills and education that you receive will prepare you for all future endeavors.”

Nelson earns master’s degree

Kate E. Nelson of Hinesville recently earned a master’s of science degree from Cameron University. Nelson graduated after the summer 2010 semester.
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