Westerman To Host Service Academy Information Nights

February 20, 2015
Press Release


HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) announced Friday that his office will host Service Academy Information Nights in coming weeks to provide students and their parents information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the nation's five service academies.

In addition to information on application and nomination to the academies, representatives from each of the following academies will be present to give a short orientation and to answer questions:

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York;
  • The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland;
  • The United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut;
  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and
  • The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Each academy appointment has an estimated value of over $400,000 and competition for an appointment is keen. Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership, and college admission test scores.

Westerman encourages all interested students to attend one of the following academy nights:

Ozark High School Library
1631 Hillbilly Drive
February 24 at 6 p.m.

Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff High School Little Theater
711 W 11th Avenue
February 26 at 6 p.m.

Arkansas High School Cafeteria
1500 Jefferson Avenue
March 3 at 6 p.m.

Hot Springs Region
Lake Hamilton High School Media Center
280 Wolf Street in Percy
March 10 at 6 p.m.

Monticello High School Library
390 Clyde Ross Drive
March 12 at 6 p.m.