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BARBOURVILLE, KY -- Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) commended Knox County Central High School Senior, Tanner Parsons on accepting an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

"I am so proud of Tanner! He earned not one, but two military academy appointments. Both the Naval Academy and West Point offered this young leader a spot at their prestigious academies," said Rogers. "Tanner is an excellent student and disciplined leader. He serves as Battalion Commander of the Knox Central High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and I have no doubt that he will make us proud in the Naval Academy."

Each year, Congressman Rogers has the opportunity to nominate a limited number of students for a highly coveted spot at our nation's military academies.  

"Anytime a student tells me they are interested in one of the military academy nominations, I tell them three things are important: grades, grades, grades," said Rogers.

For more information about applying for a military academy appointment, contact Congressman Rogers' Somerset District office at 606-679-8346 or visit his website at 

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 or follow Rogers on Twitter and Facebook. 


Rogers commends Naval Academy Appointee Tanner Parsons