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Julia Ledbetter wins appointment to Naval Academy

Pictured with U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards, Julia Ledbetter will enter the U.S. Naval Academy this summer.

Julia Ledbetter of Hendersonville has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards announced on Monday.

An all-state soccer player at Hendersonville High School, Ledbetter becomes Edwards’s first nominee to a U.S. service academy. She graduates from HHS from this year and will join the Naval Academy’s class of 2027.

“I’m proud to nominate my first student from North Carolina’s 11th district to one of America’s esteemed military service academies," Edwards said. "Serving in the military is one of the most honorable roles one can achieve and to become a midshipman means one lives out the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty. I commend Julia for her love of country and desire to serve our nation."

All students who wish to receive an appointment to one of our nation’s military service academies must be nominated by a member of the student’s state congressional delegation, the vice president or president of the United States.