I am proud to say that today, my son received his nomination from Blaine Luetkemyer of the Missouri 9th District. Waiting this last two weeks has been very hard, as you know your child has so much riding on things. Our son took the whole process by the horns and has pretty much navigated the whole process by himself. He wanted to do it that way, so that he had ownership of it. My son has always been a leader, and someone who has stood up for moral and ethical values, not to mention for those who can not stand up for themselves. He has taken his knocks from those who love taking the short cuts and bullying the weak - but he always kept to what was right. Now, with so many other kids his age having already received their fame and popularity by skating by or abusing others, it is great to see that in the end he is getting to where he had always planned to be: The US Naval Academy!!! What a great Day!!!!