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Two local grads receive academy appointments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) has announced that six students in the 12th Congressional District, including two from Effingham County, were appointed to one of the country’s military academies after receiving a nomination from Congressman Barrow.

Dylan Sewell, a graduate of Effingham County High School, received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sewell is the son of Stacey and Cindy Sewell.

Cullen Wooten, a graduate of South Effingham High School, received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Wooten.

“I’m very proud of these students from the 12th District who’ll continue their education at one our nation’s great military academies,” Barrow said. “They’ve demonstrated academic excellence and a willingness to serve their country. I hope the folks in the 12th District will join me in congratulating them on this tremendous honor, and wish them luck as they begin this great journey.”