ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Naval Academy's dean of admissions says the school had the highest number of congressional nominations on record last year.
Bruce Latta told the academy's Board of Visitors on Monday that members of Congress nominated more than 6,600 students interested in attending the school.
High school students applying to the three major service academies must be nominated by a member of Congress or another high-ranking federal official.
Latta says only four congressional districts did not nominate a student to the Naval Academy.
The class of 2014 drew the most applications in the school's history, with 17,417. A typical class at the academy has about 1,230 students.