Congressman Chris Collins has announced there will be an information night for local high school students interested in applying to a U.S. military academy. Representatives from each of the academies will brief attendees on the nomination process, provide information on the academies, and be available to answer any questions.
The information night is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m., inside Clarence High School, 9625 Main St.
"As a member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to U.S. military academies each year," Collins said. "The ability to offer a nomination to an individual seeking an appointment is one that I take very seriously, and I encourage local students with a possible interest in serving their country and receiving a college education from one of these elite academies to attend this information session."
Collins has the ability to nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Post, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy determines acceptance through its own testing criteria.
The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, visit www.chriscollins.house.gov or call Collins' Lancaster district office at 716-634-2324.