Rep. Davis to Host Service Academy Night
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) will host a Service Academy Night in Decatur on April 19th to give junior high and high school students an opportunity to learn more about Federal Service Academies. Additionally, Davis will have a representative from his office at U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s (R-Ill.) Service Academy Night in Springfield on April 26th.
Davis’ Academy Night will be held on Tuesday, April 19th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the MacArthur High School Auditorium, 1499 West Grand Avenue Decatur, IL 62522.
LaHood's event will take place on Tuesday, April 26th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the 183rd Fighter Wing, 3101 J David Jones Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62707.
“As a member of Congress, each year I have the honor of nominating well-qualified, accomplished young men and women to our nation’s service academies,” said Davis. "I encourage any student interested in attending a service academy to come to our Academy Night to learn more about the nomination process and speak directly to representatives from each academy.”
Academy Night gives area students an opportunity to receive more information about the congressional nomination process and hear directly from representatives from each of the five Federal Service Academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Service academies offer fully funded four-year scholarships to young U.S. Citizens who qualify by age and academics, who demonstrate desirable leadership qualities, and who have the wherewithal to strive for excellence in all their endeavors. A four-year education at one of the service academies has an estimated value of approximately $300,000.
Academy Night is open to all junior high and high school students, parents, school administrators, and guidance counselors.
For more information or to RSVP for the event, those interested should contact Hubert Murray via email at Hubert.Murray@mail.house.gov or by phone at 217.791.6224.