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Congressman Higgins & Senator Gillibrand Invite High School Students & Parents to Service Academy Information Session

Representatives Available to Provide Details and Answer Questions on the Application & Nomination Process

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting a Service Academy information event. The session will take place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street in Williamsville. Service Academy Night provides an opportunity for Western New York high school students, families, school administrators, and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs, and the application and nomination process.

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy will provide presentations and be available to answer questions.  Additionally, information about R.O.T.C programs will be shared.

“Academy Night provides a great opportunity for students to hear first-hand about the application process as well as the academy experience from alumni who’ve been through it themselves,” said Congressman Higgins. “Students considering this higher-education path are encouraged to attend.”

“Academy Night will give parents and students the opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and educational experience at our nation’s service academies and armed forces,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our service academies cultivate top-tier officers who are committed to serving our country. This event will help interested students learn about the renowned training and mentorship programs available at the academies.”

Service Academy appointments are made by the President of the United States based on congressional and/or military nominations. Each year Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Higgins appoint Academy Advisory Boards, made up of Western New York veterans and community leaders, to interview applicants and make recommendations.

Information about the application and nomination process can be found on Senator Gillibrand’s website at:  and on Congressman Higgins’ website at: