Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) proudly announced the appointments of six Allegheny County students to United States service academies.

James Huber, son of David Huber and Jamila Thomas, attends North Allegheny Senior High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and the track and cross-country teams. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nicholas Walker, son of Jeffrey and Janet Walker, attends Bethel Park High School where he plays soccer and runs track. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Walker accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Joseph Mallon, son of Robert and Sharon Mallon, attends Mount Lebanon Senior High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and the orchestra. He is on the track and field team. Mallon accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

John Gummo, son of Jill Gummo, attends Bethel Park High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He plays football and soccer. As a dedicated Boy Scout, Gummo earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Colson Poillucci, son of Nicholas and Amy Poillucci, attends Central Catholic High School where he plays football and is on the rowing team. He is a member of the choir and serves as an altar server. Poillucci accepted his offer of appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Stephen Frost, son of Steve and Linda Frost, attends Elizabeth Forward High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He runs track and field and cross-country. Frost accepted his offer of appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

"Nominating students to the service academies is one of the greatest honors of my office," said Senator Toomey. "I am proud to announce the appointments of James Huber, Nicholas Walker, Joseph Mallon, John Gummo, Colson Poillucci, and Stephen Frost. These exceptional students underwent a very competitive nomination process and demonstrated that they possess the necessary qualities to be successful at our U.S. service academies. I wish them the best with all of their future endeavors."