Saturday, May 4, students and their families are invited to a Service Academy Day session in Brandon, hosted by the office of Congressman Dennis Ross.
The academy day serves as an information session for students in eighth-eleventh grades to learn about opportunities to attend a US Military Academy upon graduation from high school, and will include details about the application process and academy requirements.
Representatives from the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be in attendance.
Admission to military academies is a highly competitive process requiring a nomination from one’s member of Congress. Last month, Ross nominated eight students from his congressional district to receive nominations into the US military academies — a process chaired by Col. Gary Clark (USAF, Ret.), Chairman of the Polk County Veterans Council.
Saturday’s event will be held at the Brandon Regional Service Center at 311 Pauls Drive. For more information, please contact Laura Rodriguez in the district office (863) 644-8215.