01/23/11 — Wayne student nominated for Air Force Academy

View Archive

Wayne student nominated for Air Force Academy

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 23, 2011 1:50 AM

Travis Paul, a senior at Wayne School of Engineering, has been nominated for admission to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo., by U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. He is one of six students from eastern North Carolina nominated by the senator to attend a U.S. Service Academy in 2011.

Paul is the son of David and Marcy Paul of Goldsboro. He is ranked No. 1 in his class and is a member of the Student Advisory Committee and is captain of the swim team.

"Congratulations to these incredible Eastern North Carolina students who received my nomination for a U.S. Service Academy," Hagan said in a statement. "My office received 275 applications from extremely qualified students across the state. The 40 students selected for nominations across North Carolina have exemplary academic records and have made outstanding contributions to their communities. North Carolina is the most military friendly state in the nation, and I am proud of all of our North Carolina students who are seeking a world-class academy education and want to serve our country."

Other nominees were: John Bynum of Maysville, U.S. Air Force Academy; Christian Holeman of Havelock, U.S. Naval Academy; Andrew Bates of Oak Island, Tyler Redinger of Hampstead and Andrew Roberson of Oriental, the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy.