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2/16/2017 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Renacci to host Military Academy Day

GREEN  — U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s (R-District 16) will host a Military Academy Day March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the conference room at Akron General Health & Wellness Center — Green, located at 1940 Town Park Blvd.

This event is for those interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and/or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, according to Renacci’s office. Representatives from all five service academies will be at the meeting and available to speak with prospective students and parents.

According to Renacci’s office, the program will offer information on applying for service academy nominations, as well as guidance and tips on the individual parts of the application process, including the Candidate Fitness Assessment, Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, Super Score process for taking the ACT and how to become a competitive candidate for the service academy.

The information session is free and open to all; however, Renacci may only nominate students living in his district, said officials. District 16 includes Green, New Franklin and Springfield in the South Side News Leader coverage area.

According to Renacci’s office, the honor of attending a service academy is more than a full scholarship to an elite college as it comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Officials added that nominations are based on a “whole person” evaluation, and factors including academic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are taken into consideration. Officials also advised it is extremely important that candidates have experience serving the community through volunteerism.

Renacci will accept applications for nomination to the service academies April 1 through Oct. 1. Current high school juniors who will be seniors next year, or those who have already graduated, are eligible to apply, said officials.

Applications and more information are available at renacci.house.gov.

For details on the application process, contact Bryan Bowman at 330-334-0040 or bryan.bowman@mail.house.gov.

 

Maria Lindsay contributed to this report.

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