REP. JENKINS ANNOUNCES POCAHONTAS STUDENT ACCEPTED TO U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Tyler Owens of Cass has been admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Rep. Jenkins nominated Owens to the academy, and the academy has offered Tyler admission to the Class of 2021.
Tyler, the son of Bill and Pamela Owens, is a graduate of Pocahontas County High School and a freshman at Potomac State College.
“I am proud to congratulate Tyler on his admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy and am confident that he embodies the best that West Virginia has to offer. His acceptance to the Air Force Academy is a testament to his hard work, and I know he will represent our state well in his service. I am grateful for his willingness to serve and wish him all the best,” Rep. Jenkins said.
Owens was an academic leader throughout his time in high school, serving as senior class treasurer and captain of the varsity football team. He was also chosen to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston.
Rep. Jenkins nominated eight West Virginia high school students to U.S. military service academies this year, and Owens is the first to be offered admission by an academy.