September 21, 2006

Idaho Delegation to host Academy Day

Idaho students have opportunity to learn about Military Service Academies

Washington, DC â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Service Academy Day in Idaho on October 7th. Events will be held simultaneously in Boise and Coeur dâ??Alene. The purpose of these gatherings is to share information with students, parents, and counselors about the Congressional nomination process for the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. While a Congressional nomination is not needed to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, representatives have been invited to share information about this school as well.This year forums are being held in Coeur dâ??Alene and Boise. Participants can meet with Academy Liaisons, Cadets, and Midshipmen and hear about each academy and learn how to apply for a Congressional Nomination.The Service Academy Day locations on Saturday, October 7th are as follows: Coeur dâ??Alene â?? Administration Building, 451 Government Way, Rooms 1A and 1B, 9:30 a.m. - Noon Boise â?? Boise High School, 1010 Washington Street, 9:30 a.m. â?? Noonâ??The U.S. Service Academies have a long tradition of excellence in education and training of our nationâ??s leaders to include not only military leaders but also leaders in business, technology, and industry,â?? said Senator Mike Crapo. â??Graduates receive an education that is second to none which serves them in their military career and gives them a competitive edge in applying for graduate school or in the job market.â??â??Our service academies have a long tradition of developing the minds and physical abilities of our brightest students to become officers in the service of the United States military,â?? said Senator Larry Craig. â??I consider my nominations to the military academies to be both a privilege and one of my most enjoyable responsibilities as a member of the United States Senate.â??"Academy nominations give Idaho's finest students the opportunity to serve their country, receive an elite college education and get a jump-start on a good career," said Congressman Mike Simpson. "Idaho consistently ranks among the top states in the quality of its nominations and we'll be looking to continue that record."â??It is a pleasure to nominate Idaho students to our service academies,â?? said Congressman C.L. â??Butch Otter. â??Nominees are selected based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, demonstrated leadership abilities and desire to serve our country.â??For more information, contact: Mick Webster, Senator Craigâ??s office, (208) 523-5541 Linda Norris, Senator Crapoâ??s office, (202) 224-0851 Jim Adams, Congressman Otterâ??s office, (208) 336-9831 Linda Culver, Congressman Simpsonâ??s office, (208) 734-7219.The deadline to make application through one of the Idaho Delegation offices for the class entering in 2007 is October 31, 2006. # # #