Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) proudly announced the appointment of Bradford County student Alex Patton to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Patton, son of Chad Patton and Rachel Alexander, attends Wyalusing Valley High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and student council. Patton runs both track and field and cross-country.

"Nominating students to the service academies is one of the greatest honors of my office," said Senator Toomey. "I am proud to announce the appointment of Alex Patton. Alex underwent a very competitive nomination process and demonstrated that he possesses the necessary qualities to be successful at the U.S. Air Force Academy. I wish Alex the best with all of his future endeavors."