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Higgins to host Service Academy Night

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Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm

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

Congressman Brian Higgins will host Academy Night 2016, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

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 academy representatives will be available to answer questions and provide more information about the admissions process, eligibility, and nomination requests.

Service Academy Night will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.

"Academy Night provides a great opportunity for students to hear first-hand about the application process, as well as the education experience from alumni who've been through it themselves," Higgins said. "Students considering this higher-education path are encouraged to attend."

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 Western New York 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 email [email protected].

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