Kelly congratulates service academy appointments

Flores, Murphy are DeSoto County students named to attend Navy, Air Force service academies.

On Monday, June 20, U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) hosted a ceremony in Tupelo to celebrate the appointment of eight outstanding Mississippians to attend one of America’s prestigious federal service academies. Those who are selected by service academy officials are required to serve in the military for a minimum of five years following graduation. Congressman Kelly nominated the following students:

  • Dickerson Jr., Thomas E., United States Military Academy. Dickerson is a resident of Senatobia.
  • Flores, Joshua R., United States Naval Academy. Flores is a resident of Southaven.
  • Murphy, Mary, United States Air Force Academy. Murphy is a resident of Southaven.
  • Winters, Anastasia, United States Air Force Academy. Winters is a resident of Columbus.
  • Kitakis, Taylor Marie, United States Air Force Academy. Kitakis is from Calhoun City.
  • Mitchell, Morgan Olivia, United States Merchant Marine Academy. Mitchell is from Amory.
  • Rossetti, Samuel Donald, United States Merchant Marine Academy. Rossetti is a resident of New Albany.
  • Shettles, Mitchell, United States Coast Guard Academy. Shettles is from New Albany.

News release

First District Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) is joined by seven of his eight appointments to service academies. (Courtesy photo)

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