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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced the appointment of Harlan Perez Jerro, of Baton Rouge, to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Harlan is Sen. Kennedy’s fourth service academy nominee this year to be offered an appointment.

Sen. Kennedy nominated Harlan because of his strong academic record and impressive extracurricular activities.  Harlan is student body president at Central High School, where he also is captain of the football team and a member of JROTC.

“I’m so proud of Harlan. Receiving an appointment to a service academy is a profound honor, but we should also be honored by Harlan’s desire to serve this country,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Harlan is a leader at Central High School.  There is no limit to what he will achieve in life.”

Academies review nominations before narrowing the list and offering appointments.  To learn more about the academy nomination process, visit

Harlan is the son of Dwayne and Valerie Jerro.