March 09, 2020

Stanton College Preparatory Senior Chandler Stiles Appointed to United States Naval Academy

Stanton College Preparatory Senior Chandler Stiles Appointed to United States Naval Academy

~Stiles was nominated by U.S. Rep. Al Lawson ~

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Chandler Stiles, a senior at Stanton College Preparatory School, received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Stiles was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the academy.

“Chandler is a marvelous young man who cares about his community,” Rep. Lawson said. “His dedication is an inspiration to all who want to further their education at one of our nation’s top military academies. I wish him continued success in his career.”

Stiles is following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and uncle who have served in the Navy. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer STEM camp and the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar, Stiles said he knew he wanted to work as a mechanical engineer.

“I strive to become a mechanical engineer and develop vehicles and machinery for the military,” Stiles said. “The leadership skills, knowledge and physical ability that the Naval Academy provides for its Midshipmen is the finest out there. As a naval officer, I would be able to serve my country in an effective way and do the best I possibly could for my country.”

Stiles, who holds a 4.57 GPA, serves as the co-captain of the varsity baseball team. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society. In his spare time, Stiles regularly volunteers at local schools and community organizations.

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.