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Higgins to host service academy night

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Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:50 pm

Students, parents, school administrators and guidance counselors are invited to informational meeting

Congressman Brian Higgins will host Academy Night 2015, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.

"We invite those interested to come and hear about the schools first-hand from academy representatives," Higgins said.

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy and R.O.T.C programs will be in attendance. Each of the military academies will be on hand to provide more information about the admissions process, how to request a nomination, and provide additional details about their program.

Service Academy appointments are made by the president of the United States based on congressional and/or military nominations. Each year, Higgins appoints an academy advisory board, made up of local veterans and community leaders, to interview all applicants and make recommendations.

Information about the application and nomination process can be found on Higgins' website at: http://higgins.house.gov/services/service-academy-nominations/service-academy-nominations-faq.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Evelyn Williams in Higgins' office at 716-852-3501 or at: [email protected].

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