Gene Rowell, a senior at Open Bible Baptist Church, was selected as one of the 23 recipients to receive a nomination for the United States Air Force Academy from Congressman Jack Kingston.
Each United States congressman and senator have the right to nominate at least ten kids to one of the four service academies.
Rowell says he is just happy he was selected.
"There are a lot of people apply for these nominations and even go to the interviews and I just feel blessed that I was one picked to receive the nomination," said Rowell.
Rowell plans on attending the United States Air Force Academy.