Sen. Franken nominates Mendota Heights student To U.S. service academy

U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced on Feb. 15 that he has nominated Mary Farley of Mendota Heights for admission to the U.S. Military Academy.

 If chosen for an appointment by the academy, Farley, the daughter of Michael and Julie Farley, would join the U.S. Military Academy class of 2021 and would enter this summer.

 “I am very pleased to nominate Mary Farley to the U.S. Military Academy,”  Franken said. “Each year, I nominate several talented young Minnesotans to our nation’s military academies because of their strong character, academic and athletic achievements, and demonstrated leadership ability. I have no doubt that Mary has the ability to excel at the U.S. Military Academy and become a successful future leader in our nation’s military.”

 Farley attends the Convent of the Visitation School where she is a captain of the Nordic ski team, three-time member of the swim team, which has won multiple Team State Championships, and a softball letter earner. Farley also lettered in band, is on the high honor roll, and has twice held a class representative role.

 Each year, Franken nominates qualified young Minnesotans to the U.S. Service Academies, including the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The individual service academies make the final admission decisions and begin notifying nominees of their status in February.


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