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Rep. Gallego Announces Acceptance of Second Congressional Nominee to U.S. Military Academy

March 21, 2017
Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that his nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Stephen H. Scott III, was accepted by the prestigious military university.

Stephen H. Scott III is a graduating senior of Brophy College Prep in Phoenix. Stephen is in the top of his class with a 3.945 weighted GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to excelling academically, Stephen distinguished himself as an active member of his community. He was a volunteer member of Brophy’s Big Brothers and Best Buddies programs, helped burn victims at the Maricopa Medical Center and tutored young children from underserved communities. He was also a three-year member of the Broncos varsity football team.

“I proudly congratulate Stephen on his acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy,” said Congressman Ruben Gallego. “I hope that his hard work and willingness to serve inspires other young boys and girls to consider a rewarding career in military service. Phoenix is a community that goes above and beyond to support its service men and women and that appreciation extends to young people like Stephen who choose to follow in their honorable footsteps. As a congressman and a veteran, I wish Stephen much success as a military officer.”   

Stephen H. Scott III is Congressman Gallego’s second nominee to be admitted by a military academy this year. Earlier this month, Alhambra High School Senior Andres Jimenez was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy.  

This weekend, Congressman Gallego will be hosting his annual Academy Day in Phoenix. The event will be attended by representatives from the West Point Military Academy, the U.S. Airforce Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At the event, students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with academy representatives and to get more information about our nation’s renowned service institutions.

Congressman Gallego’s annual Academy Day will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Trevor G. Browne High School, located at 7402 W Catalina Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85033. In order to attend, you must RSVP to or call (602) 256-0551.