Thompson Announces Alexander P. Langer, of Titusville, Has Accepted an Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

Titusville, Pa.— U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Alexander P. Langer, of Titusville, Pa., has accepted a fully qualified appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Alex is the son of Michael and Emilee Langer of Titusville, Pa., and the late Marcy Weiss-Langer of Greensburg, Pa.

"This has been a long-time goal for Alex to join the U.S. Service Academies, and he has worked hard, through service to his community and a record of excellence in academics, to make this dream a reality," stated Rep. Thompson.

At Titusville High School, Alex ranked 10th out of 135 students earning a 4.0 cumulative GPA.  Alex is a member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Challenge Club, which he currently serves as President.  Throughout high school, Alex served as a math tutor for underclassman.

Alex was also involved in athletics and received numerous scholar-athlete awards for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher while competing in Varsity Cross Country, Swimming, and Tennis.  Outside of school, Alex achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with a Bronze Palm with the Boy Scouts of America.

“It is always a pleasure for me to see an Eagle Scout continue to soar,” added Rep. Thompson. "I am proud to announce that Alex will join the ranks of the best and the brightest at the Air Force Academy."

Alex's maternal grandparents are James and Loretta Weis of Titusville, Pa., and the late Albert and Gloria Weiss of Pittsburgh, Pa., and paternal grandparents are the late Harry and Betty Langer of Pittsburgh, Pa.