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Murphy Announces Oviedo High School Student Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

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Washington, June 4, 2018 | comments
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that the United States Naval Academy accepted Oviedo High School graduate Jack Streeter. Streeter, who Murphy nominated earlier this school year, will attend the prestigious college starting this summer. Streeter intends to major in Mechanical Engineering while at the academy and hopes to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer upon graduation.

Jack Streeter

“Cadets at U.S. service academies are among our nation’s most elite students, and I’m thrilled Jack will be joining their ranks as part of the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Murphy. “Jack is a young man of character and commitment, and I know he will be a terrific cadet and an excellent officer. I’m proud to have nominated him, and I hope his acceptance will inspire other students from central Florida to consider applying to a service academy. Any interested student living in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District should contact my office for more information.”

Streeter is a member of the National Honor Society and maintains a 4.0 GPA at Oviedo High School. This year, Streeter was selected as the captain and offensive MVP of the school’s lacrosse team and was named as a Second Team All-Conference pick in 2017. He aims to join the U.S. Naval Academy’s lacrosse team.

“It has been a dream of mine since I was 10 years old to attend the United States Naval Academy,” said Streeter. “It's very rewarding to see that all of my hard work paid off.”

The U.S. Naval Academy is one of the nation’s five service academies—along with West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy—and ranks among the finest institutions of higher learning in the world. Admission to a U.S. service academy is highly competitive. All service academies, except the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, generally require applicants to obtain a nomination from a Member of Congress or another authorized nominating source. The academies offer young men and women a tuition-free college education at a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized academic program while preparing them for leadership roles in the U.S. armed forces or the Merchant Marines.

Murphy recently hosted a Service Academy Information Session for high school students from her district who are interested in attending a U.S. service academy. The event provided students and their parents with the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the service academies to learn about the application process, life at the academies, and opportunities and requirements following graduation. To learn more about U.S. service academies or how to obtain a congressional nomination from Murphy, visit murphy.house.gov or call 1-888-205-5421.
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