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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Military Academy Nominee Alexander Sobeski Appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

April 20, 2018
Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Sacred Heart Home School senior Alexander Sobeski has received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sobeski was Rep. Lawson’s nominee for the military academy.  

“Alexander embodies the leadership and confidence that is well suited for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” Rep. Lawson said. “He is a remarkable student who will continue to make the Tallahassee community proud. I congratulate him on this appointment and wish him continued success.”

Sobeski has been resolute in his desire to attend the prestigious academy. He said he believes the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will offer him a solid education and enhance his leadership skills.

“The respect the U.S. Military Academy at West Point carries is second to none,” Sobesky said. “The skills that I will gain during my time as a cadet will remain with me throughout life. I am thankful for Rep. Lawson’s Congressional nomination.”

The Tallahassee native currently holds a 4.1 GPA. He served as the captain of the Lincoln High School Trojans football team, and will play football at West Point. To give back to his community, Sobesky created and led the “Homeless Bag Project,” which provided food to Tallahassee’s homeless community.

Members of Congress may nominate students to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. While a nomination will not guarantee acceptance into one of these academies, it is required as part of the applicant’s submission packet. Those selected to attend a service academy, must commit to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Sobeski is Lawson’s third and final nominee to be appointed to a military academy this year. The other nominees were Carina Richardson of Tallahassee and Michael Flores of Jacksonville. Rep. Lawson’s office holds an annual Military Academy Day in the fall to identify potential nominees.

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