U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has nominated five area students to U.S. military service academies.
Students are selected for nomination by members of Congress based on an application, test scores, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. They are then interviewed by community and business leaders and members of the military.
Final admission is determined by the respective academy.
Area nominees include:
U.S. Naval Academy - Annapolis, Md.
Caitlin Lorae Bowman, Clover High School
Clayton Pratt, Fort Mill High School
John Westley Slavens, Clover High School
U.S. Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Daniel Jason Schell, Fort Mill High School
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point, N.Y.
Devin George Fiorenza, Fort Mill High School