Davis to Host Service Academy Nights
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) will host two Service Academy Nights in conjunction with U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) to give high school students an opportunity to learn more about U.S. Service Academies. The offices of Davis and Shimkus will hold one in Edwardsville on Tuesday, April 17th and the offices of Davis and LaHood will hold the second in Springfield on Tuesday, April 24th.
The Edwardsville Academy Night will be held on Tuesday, April 17th beginning at 6:00pm at the Mannie Jackson Center for Humanities, Conference Room 107, 1210 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
The Springfield Academy Night will take place on Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00pm at the Springfield Air National Guard183rd Fighter Wing, 3101 J David Jones Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62707. Doors will open at 6:30pm.
“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 U.S. Service Academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and U.S. Naval 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 high school students, parents, school administrators, and guidance counselors.
For more information or to RSVP for the event, those interested should contact Amie Gallagher via email at Amie.Gallagher@mail.house.gov or by phone at (217) 372-6032.