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Collins Congratulates Fannin County Student on Acceptance to Naval Academy

Feb 24, 2020
Press Release

BLUE RIDGE, Ga.—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today congratulated Fannin County High School (FCHS) senior Matthew Shirah on his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Matthew Shirah’s decision to attend the U.S Naval Academy has made his dedication to serving his country clear,” said Collins. “As his class valedictorian and a collegiate baseball recruit, Matthew has demonstrated a strong work ethic and an ability to excel. I am honored to recommend such a well-rounded candidate, and I thank him for his commitment to protecting our nation.”

Matthew Shirah, son of Cliff and Julie Shirah, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Shirah was named valedictorian and will continue his baseball career at the Naval Academy. He is a member of the National Honor Society, received a University of Georgia Certificate of Merit, and was named the top science student at FCHS.