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March 29, 2014

Students invited to annual Academy Day

MERIDIAN — WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) will host his sixth annual Military Academy Day on Saturday, April 5, at Pearl High School.

    This free seminar is for students and parents to learn more about America’s military academies, requirements for admission, and the congressional appointment process. High school students preparing for college in the approaching years who are considering enrolling in a service academy should attend, a press release from Harper's office states.

    Junior high students are welcome to participate.

    “Mississippi has a rich history of appointing student leaders to our nation’s military academies,” Harper said. “I invite all interested students to attend this helpful event to learn more about how they can serve our country and receive a world-class college education.”

    Harper will be joined by area midshipmen, cadets, alumni, and representatives from the five service academies, all of whom will be available to help answer questions.

    Members of Congress may nominate a limited number of students each year to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

    Pearl High School is located at 500 Pirates Cove, in Pearl. This free event is from 9 a.m. to noon and includes informational programs as well as breakout sessions. Registration is not required.

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