Republican Congressman Rodney Davis has given a number of students from central and Southern Illinois the news that they have been accepted for admittance to the U.S. military academies. The Taylorville native says that the privilege of announcing the acceptance of these students is an honor.

Davis says these academies build great leaders.

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Richard Garrett Watson will be going to the U.S. Naval Academy, while Kristianna Scheffel has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Both are students at Jersey Community High School.

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