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Congresswoman to hold Military Academy Day at Wilson Central High School

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Congresswoman Diane Black said students, parents and school officials from Tennessee’s 6th District interested in learning more about attending the nation’s military academies are encouraged to attend Academy Day on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Wilson Central High School in Gladeville.

The event will include presentations from the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, West Point, Coast Guard and Naval academies, as well as from the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Following the program, students will be able to speak individually with academy officers and admissions staff.

“Coming from a family of veterans, I have always believed that one of the most honorable callings in life is to serve one’s country in the military,” said Black. “That is why I host this annual event as a way to provide students in our community with information on how to continue their education at our U.S. Service Academies. I am excited to meet this year’s prospective nominees and wish all of our applicants the best of luck.”

Each year, members of Congress may nominate a limited number of students to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with a commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Registration will take place at 9:30 a.m. with a formal program to begin at 10 a.m. The event is free and is open to all 6th District middle school and high school students and their families.

Wilson Central High School is at 419 Wildcat Way in Gladeville.

For more information, visit black.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.

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