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Sidney student nominated for post at U.S. Naval Academy


Dave Faries

Sidney Senior Gunner Coffey

First, Gunner Coffey received a letter informing him that he might-just might-earn a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. A few weeks later, a second letter arrived.

"It was nerve wracking," the Sidney High School senior said of that moment wondering what the note said.

Once he opened the envelope, Coffey learned that Congressman Adrian Smith had indeed nominated him for a place at the famed school in Annapolis, Maryland. He is one of 14 Nebraska students forwarded for consideration by the nation's military academies by the Third District representative.

For Coffey, it was the end-almost-o...

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