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US Rep. Strickland meeting with students in Lacey next Monday


Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D) will host two informational meetings for middle and high schoolers curious about attending any of the five U.S. service academies, with the first of the two meetings happening Monday, April 18 at Lacey City Hall at 6 p.m.

“I understand the importance of this process and want to ensure that all interested students are well-positioned to gain entrance to these institutions,” said Strickland in a press release.

Aimed at students who live in the 10th Congressional District, the sessions will provide information on the requirements to be accepted into a service academy by academy representatives.

The United States currently has five service academies:

  • US Military Academy in West Point, New York
  • US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
  • US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado,
  • US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York
  • US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut

All schools require an appointment from the applicant’s representative in congress or U.S. Senator for admission.

“One of the greatest honors I perform as a Member of Congress is nominating South Sound students for attendance at our nation’s prestigious service academies,” said Strickland, who sits on the House Armed Forces Committee and is a serviceman’s daughter.

The second informational meeting will be held at Lakewood City Hall on April 19, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Queries can be sent to Strickland’s Academy Coordinator Rebecca Snyder at 360-459-8514.


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