New London Student Selected to Attend Naval Academy

Written by Theresa Rose on March 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after it was announced that Katherine McAllister was selected to attend the United States Naval Academy next year. McAllister resides in New London and attends New London Junior/Senior High School. She is the daughter of Kari and Lyn McAllister. Loebsack nominated McAllister last year with the final decision made by the Academy.

“Each year, I look forward to nominating outstanding future leaders, like Katherine, to attend our nation’s service academies. Her selection is recognition of her hard work and determination,” said Loebsack. “As a military parent with children who attended a service academy, this selection means a lot to me, as I know it does to Katherine and her family. Every Iowan should be proud of her future service to our nation.”

Each year, Congressman Loebsack may nominate up to five Iowans for each Academy, with the final selection for admission made by the individual Academy. Our nation’s Service Academies offer educational opportunities for young people interested in military service. Students can specialize in a variety of fields at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, as well as at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.