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

Andrew Donahue, son of William and Edel Donahue, and the late Jennifer Donahue, attends Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he runs cross-country and track and is a member of the wrestling team. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Sean Meals, son of Robert Meals and Andrea Dinsmore Meals, attends Archbishop John Carroll High School where he plays basketball and baseball. He is also a member of the Service Club. He accepted his offer of appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Alyssa Hayes, daughter of Robert and Julie Hayes, attends Haverford High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and Model UN. She runs track and field. In her free time, she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. She accepted her 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 Andrew Donahue, Sean Meals, and Alyssa Hayes. 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 Andrew, Sean, and Alyssa the best with all of their future endeavors."