A student from Tipton, MO was recently accepted to the United State Air Force Academy.

Jonathan Petree is one of 14 students from across the state, who was nominated by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

According to a press release from McCaskill's office, students are nominated and accepted to their respective academies based on strong records of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. The press release says that the Senator is aided in the selection process by a committee of volunteers, educators, service academy alumni, and state community leaders.

“I’m amazed every year by the talented young Missourians that I have the honor to support as they dedicate themselves to strengthening and protecting our country,” said McCaskill.

Johnathan Petree was an athlete all four years of high school. He played football, basketball, and golf. After graduation, he attended Marion Military Institute where he was an Air Force Scholar and graduated from the Service Academy preparatory program.

Petree is a member of the 2021 class for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

McCaskill Press Release