U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced on March 14, 2019, the appointment of Wesley P. Launey, of Ville Platte, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Wesley is Sen. Kennedy’s fifth service academy nominee this year to be offered an appointment.
Wesley attends Sacred Heart High School, where he has a nearly perfect grade point average.
He is active in football, baseball, track and field and power lifting. Wesley is the son of Jacob Launey and Britney Fontenot.
“Students like Wesley are among Louisiana’s best and brightest. I’m so thankful that Wesley wants to serve our country,” said Sen. Kennedy. “At Sacred Heart, Wesley has pursued academics and athletics. He is motivated to succeed.”