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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited McGregor Scott, II, a senior at Somerset Christian School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate him on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Scott is one of only four students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to receive a military academy nomination from Congressman Rogers this year.

"I count it a great honor to support the endeavors of our brightest high school students to pursue a military career," said Congressman Rogers. "While I have the opportunity to recommend a handful of students each year, they must earn the following appointment with impeccable grades, strong character and exceptional extra curricular activities. McGregor is an impressive student and I am grateful for his decision to serve this great Nation."

McGregor Scott, II is captain of the Somerset Christian School varsity baseball team and was named to the Boys All-State and All-Tournament Teams. He is also a member of the varsity soccer team and was named to the the Boys All-State Team. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has received numerous academic and community awards. McGregor is the son of Amy and McGregor Scott of Somerset, Kentucky.

"It is an honor to represent the 5th District and Somerset, Kentucky at the US Naval Academy," said Scott. "It is humbling to be appointed to an institution with such a long tradition of leadership and service to our country. I plan to make Kentucky proud. Go Navy, beat Army!"

The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.

To learn more about earning a military academy nomination, visit

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit Congressman Rogers' online office at or follow him on Twitter or Instagram @RepHalRogers, and on Facebook.

McGregor Scott and Congressman Rogers