Camden J. Hamilton will attend the Air Force Academy after graduating from Falmouth High School. Contributed / Camden J. Hamilton

Falmouth High School senior Camden J. Hamilton has accepted an offer to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree nominated Hamilton in December.

“Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” Pingree said in a press release.

Hamilton “has demonstrated an incredible commitment to serving the country and a maturity well beyond his years,” she said.

In his letter requesting a nomination to the Air Force Academy, Hamilton wrote that he has always felt it was his “destiny” to serve his country.

He hopes to serve as a combat rescue officer in the Air Force.