Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Announces Katy Student Merchant Marine Academy Appointment

January 31, 2018
Press Release

SUGAR LAND, TX– Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that Grant Corb of Katy, TX has received an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the fall of 2018. Corb is a senior at Seven Lakes High School and a TX-22 resident. He is a member of the Seven Lakes Varsity Baseball team and serves as a member of the Student Council. He is an A and B Honor Roll student and a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Grant also has a passion for service, earning multiple awards for his outstanding achievement in leadership. Olson will present Corb with a proclamation congratulating him on his appointment. Corb is the first TX-22 student to receive an academy appointment this year.

"Grant Corb’s appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is a reflection of his academic excellence and outstanding community service," Rep. Pete Olson said. "His accomplishment brings enormous pride to our community. It's an honor to recognize Grant for his commitment to protect and defend our nation through service in one of our military academies. As a former Navy pilot, I'm thrilled to congratulate Grant on his appointment.  I'm confident he will honorably serve our nation with pride and distinction."

Military academy appointees are evaluated for a variety of qualifications including: moral character, strong academic record, demonstrated leadership potential, physical fitness, and commitment to serve a five-year military term in the United States Armed Forces upon graduation.

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