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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger announces that Carmen Adamson, a senior at Charlotte Catholic High School, has received a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Adamson is a Cadet 2nd Lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol, sings in the school’s Honor Women’s Choir, and coaches tennis for local children.

Adamson is the daughter of Deana and Mark Adamson and lives in south Charlotte.

“How talented is Carmen? The Merchant Marine Academy accepted her on the same day I submitted her nomination,” said Pittenger. “Carmen fully understands the obligations of military service, but has an incredible passion for serving others and serving her country.”

Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy receive an officer’s commission in the U.S. Armed Forces, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a highly-regarded Bachelor of Science degree.

Adamson is the first student from the Ninth Congressional District to receive a U.S. Service Academy appointment for the 2017-’18 academic year.

— Jamie Bowers