Congressman Michael Turner announced that Emerson Babington of Hillsboro, Ohio, received his official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.Congressman Michael Turner announced that Emerson Babington of Hillsboro, Ohio, received his official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Emerson will report to the Academy in June to begin his appointment.
“Emerson’s appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy will offer him a world class education and prepare him for a successful future in any career field he desires,” said Congressman Turner, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “I am confident Emerson will represent Ohio well at the Air Force Academy and in his future endeavors. I congratulate him on his appointment and wish him the best as he prepares for Colorado Springs.”
“Emerson has been a very hard working student. He has set very high goals for himself and we are very happy that he has received this appointment and realized his dream. We are very proud of him,” says Dr. Danny Strain, Principal of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio.
Emerson will graduate this month from Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. He participated in many extracurricular activities including cross country and track and was captain of the McClain swim team. He has worked on numerous community service initiatives in Highland County and was elected by his “Youth in Government” peers to serve as the 2009 Speaker of the House. Emerson served as a member of the Rock Fork Civil Air Patrol and has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Highland County Family YMCA.
Annually, Congressman Turner accepts requests for nominations to all of the United States military service academies including the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.