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Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night


Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
US service academies provide admission details at informational meeting
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.
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.
"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."
"Academy Night will give parents and students the opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and educational experience at our nation's service academies and armed forces," Gillibrand said. "Our service academies cultivate top-tier officers who are committed to serving our country. This event will help interested students learn about the renowned training and mentorship programs available at the academies."
Service academy appointments are made by the president of the United States based on congressional and/or military nominations. Each year, Gillibrand and Higgins appoint academy advisory boards, 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 Gillibrand's website at: https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/help/academy-nominations, or Higgins' website at: https://higgins.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations/military-academy-nominations-print-form.
Those planning to attend Service Academy Night should RSVP to Habiba Mohamed from Gillibrand's office at [email protected] or Evelyn Williams from Higgins' office at [email protected].

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