Camden man to attend U.S. Air Force Academy

May 18, 2017
Toby Foelix

Toby Felix from Camden has accepted an offer to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, nominated Foelix to the academy in December.

“Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” said Pingree in a news release. “Along with all the other Maine students my office nominated, Toby has demonstrated an incredible commitment to serving the country and a maturity well beyond his years. I’m very proud that he was accepted to the Air Force Academy and wish him the very best in his time there.”

Foelix is currently a freshman at Purdue University. His parents are Stewart and Susan Foelix.

“While Purdue has an excellent engineering reputation, I remain inspired and motivated by the Academy: what it represents, how it approaches education of the next generation of leaders, and how it would equip me to serve the United States of America,” Foelix wrote in his application letter. “I hope to serve in the United States Air Force through a flight career. I learned to fly in high school by taking lessons at a local airport and earned my private pilot’s license. The Air Force Academy would prepare me best to serve the United States and do something I already love to do — that is to fly.”

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress.

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