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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced three service academy appointments today: Gabriella “Gabby” Berger, of Mandeville, and Annabel Avery Powers, of New Orleans, to the U.S. Naval Academy and Michael Cooper Roddy, of Clinton, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Only a limited number of appointments are given to students across the U.S. every year.

Sen. Kennedy nominated all three students.  Academies review nominations before narrowing the list and offering appointments.  To learn more about the academy nomination process, click HERE.

“I am so proud of Gabby, Annabel and Michael for wanting to serve this great country,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “They are outstanding students and smart as a whip.  They are among the brightest, young minds in Louisiana.  The Naval Academy and West Point will be lucky to get them.”

Berger is the daughter of Walter and Amy Berger.  She attends Mandeville High School, where she has a 4.17 GPA.

Powers is the daughter of Bradford and Dolores Powers.  She attends Lusher Charter School, where she is in the top 5% of her class.

Roddy is the son of Knight and Kevin Roddy.  He is home schooled and scored a 33 on the ACT.