Hollis Brookline High student receives appointment to Naval Academy

HOLLIS – Cameron Jackson, a senior at Hollis Brookline High School, received an appointment to attend the US. Naval Academy in the fall.

Jackson was nominated to the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy by New Hampshire’s congressional delegation.

"I am greatly honored to have received this appointment" Jackson said.

"Our state has a proud history of military service, and I am excited to follow in the hallowed footsteps of prior service academy graduates and members of the greatest armed forces in the world."

Jackson has been a four-year participant and two-year captain on the cross-country team, and received All-State honors this past season. He is also a member of the swimming and track and field teams.

He is an avid triathlete, and has competed in various events at the regional level.

Jackson is active in school government and was one of two New Hampshire representatives to the American Legion Boys Nation program.

He plays trumpet in the school’s honors jazz band, concert band and wind ensemble. He is employed as a lifeguard at the YMCA of Greater Nashua, and was an intern with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for the last two summers.

The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 60,000 men and women as naval and Marine Corps officers.

Its graduates include 4,000 admirals and generals, one president, 200 members of Congress, three governors, 73 Medal of Honor winners, one Nobel Prize winner and 40 astronauts.

The Naval Academy currently has more than 4,000 students who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state.