Annabelle Follman of Lyndonville begins training at Naval Academy

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2024 at 10:54 am

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Kelly Follman congratulates her daughter Annabelle for graduating from then Marion Military Institute in Alabama.

Annabelle Follman, a member of Lyndonville’s Class of 2023, recently graduated from the Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL. She completed a year of academics and competed on the track and field team.

She was sworn in as midshipman on June 27 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, where she will spend the summer as a plebe in seven weeks of rigorous training.

Annabelle is the daughter of Curtis and Kelly Follman. This past year she was sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation as a recipient of the Class of 1949 Memorial Scholarship.

Three of her siblings are currently serving in the military, with Thomas and Elisabeth both in the Marine Corps and brother Roy in the Coast Guard.

Annabelle Follman plans to major in either English or Political Science and she hopes to pursue naval aviation, following in her father and her brother Thomas’ footsteps.