MIAMI - Two South Florida students were honored Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., for being recently appointed to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Victoria Cambe, a student at TERRA Environmental Research Institute, will begin attending the Naval Academy at Annapolis in the fall.
"I come from a Navy family, so I wanted to carry on the family tradition," Cambe said. "I thought the best way to do this is to attend the Naval Academy. My dream and goal is to graduate as an aerospace engineer and work for NASA."
Frederick William Albion is a student at MAST Academy and a tennis all-star. He will join the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
"My goal is to learn the necessary skills to become a military officer and outstanding role model, achieving academic excellence, utilizing skills to motivate others, working toward an extreme fitness level and maintaining it, and serving my country with duty and honor," Albion said.
Albion and Cambe were the only two students from District 26 selected for the prestigious honor.
"It is an honor to be able to say two students from my district will be representing our community at their respective service academies," Garcia said. "I have no doubt both Victoria and Frederick will excel in all they do and will make District 26, and the rest of South Florida, proud."
To be accepted into these institutions takes congressional nomination to be considered and is extremely competitive.
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