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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

NEPA Representatives to Host Service Academy Informational Session

April 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Representatives Tom Marino (PA-10) and Matt Cartwright (PA-17) have announced that they are hosting a joint Service Academy Informational Session at Clarks Summit Elementary School.   The event is set to take place on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all interested students and their families. 

The informational session will include representatives from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; and United States Merchant Marine Academy, King's Point, NY.

“Throughout our nation’s history, U.S. Service Academies have played an important role in preparing young people for service to our country.  Pennsylvania has never been short of patriotic young men and women willing to step forward and answer the call of duty.  It is an honor to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by these institutions in preparing tomorrow's generation of leaders,” said Rep. Cartwright.

Rep. Marino added, “Many young men and women from my district pursuing service academy nominations are the best and brightest in our schools and communities. I applaud their interest in serving our country and it is one of my greatest privileges to meet these future leaders and encourage them on their journey.”

The session will include an overview of academy life as well as an opportunity to meet with representatives to discuss requirements for admission.  Academy nominations are available only through a Member of Congress, the Vice President, or the President.  After receiving a nomination, students then must be accepted by the individual academy for final admission. 

Who: U.S. Representatives Tom Marino and Matt Cartwright

What: Joint Service Academy Informational Session

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why: The session will include an overview of academy life as well as an opportunity to meet with representatives to discuss requirements for admission.

Where: Clarks Summit Elementary School, 401 West Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411