Marchant hosts Academy Day
Oct 22, 2009 -
U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) hosted a forum Tuesday evening at Carroll High School in Southlake to provide information and encouragement for high school students who hope to receive a nomination to one of the nation’s five esteemed military service academies.
More than fifty students from schools throughout Marchant’s Congressional District attended the event to hear from representatives of the academies. The representatives were from West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Air Force.
In addition to the five academies being represented, in attendance were representatives from Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, Air Force ROTC and Greystone Preparatory Academy.
Each year the five service academies give appointments to the most deserving nominees from each congressional district. All prospective appointees, except those attending the Coast Guard Academy, must receive a nomination from his or her U.S. representative, U.S. senator or the office of the Vice President.
All academies maintain rigorous standards and low acceptance rates and it is considered an honor to be offered an appointment. On average, the monetary value of each education is approximately $250, 000.
“The Service Academies provide young people with the necessary tools to become future leaders of America” commented Marchant. “The students who attend these prestigious academies will be educated and trained to fully maximize their potential. With their education and training, men and women who graduate from the academies will not only be leaders but protectors of our nation’s sacred freedom and security.”
For more information about a Service Academy’s application process, please contact Marchant’s district office at 972-556-0162.