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Higgins & office of Sen. Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night

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Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm

US Service Academy representatives to provide admission information at meeting on Oct. 8

Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2019, 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 begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville.

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Air Force Academy and The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs will be in attendance for a presentation starting promptly at 6 p.m., followed by questions and answers and additional one-on-one opportunities after the program.

Service Academy appointments are made by the president 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: www.gillibrand.senate.gov/help/academy-nominations and Higgins’ website at: higgins.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations/military-academy-nominations-print-form.

Those planning on attending Service Academy Night should RSVP to Austin Ponce at [email protected] or 716-854-9725.

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