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Jack Shaw accepts appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Jack “JD” Barnes Shaw of Russell has accepted a fully-qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Jack is the son of James and Ruth Shaw and a senior at Agora Cyber Charter School. During his time in school, Jack was very involved with Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol and fencing.

Over the years, Jack has held many leadership positions including a Senior Patrol leader in his Boy Scout Troop and a Sea Scout National Quarterdeck-a representative on the Sea Scout National Committee. He is an Eagle Scout and has been recognized as the 2018 Northeast Region Sea Scout of the Year.

“Jack’s dedication and discipline are two traits that lead to success at the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Bellefonte. “Jack is a proven leader and I wish him the best in this exciting new chapter.”

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