Des Moines, Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) announced Andrew Meyers of Reinbeck has been selected for admission to the U.S. Military Academy.
"Andrew has greatly excelled in academics, athletics and many other student activities. He is a role model for many younger students and I was proud to nominate him to the Military Academy," said Boswell, a 20-year veteran of the Army.
"It is always refreshing to see the values of commitment and patriotism are still alive in today's young leaders. Please join me in wishing Andrew the best as he begins his training and education this summer."
Meyers will graduate in May from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School and will attend the Military Academy in West Point, NY in June to start the 2012-2013 school year. He is the son of Laura and Joel Meyers.
Receiving a congressional or military-affiliated nomination is required in order to be considered for admission to the prestigious United States Service Academies. Service Academy applicants are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, physical aptitude, medical fitness, and motivation.
For more information on Service Academy nominations, visit go.usa.gov/QpL.