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Brooks Will Hold Academy Day Sunday For North Alabama Students

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mo Brooks (R) is holding the 2013 Academy Day on Sunday, September 22 and welcomes all high school students from Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District to attend. The event will be held at Madison Academy. High school students, their families, and guidance counselors are all invited to come and learn about the U.S. military academies.

Congressman Brooks said, “I’d like to encourage North Alabama’s high school students to come learn about an appointment to the U.S. Service Academies on Academy Day. Each year, the Tennessee Valley sends highly qualified students to support their country at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy. It’s a testament to the patriotism and strong military presence in our district that last year, Alabama’s 5th Congressional District ranked in the Top 10 in the number of applicants who were accepted at West Point.

Rep. Brooks said, “This year, I have invited representatives from all five U.S. Service Academies to Academy Day. The academy representatives will answer questions and share information about their institutions. I encourage students, parents, and guidance counselors to join us on Academy Day. The deadline for nomination applications is Thursday, October 31,2013.”

2013 Academy Day will be in the Madison Academy Cafeteria. Madison Academy is at 325 Slaughter Road in Madison. The event will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

At Brooks’ invitation, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will attend. The academy representatives will be available to answer questions and distribute information about their respective institutions.

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According to his office’s statement, Congressman Brooks nominates outstanding students each year for appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. A Member of Congress can nominate students to attend an academy if the students meet eligibility requirements and live in the representative’s congressional district. Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District includes Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties.

All of the nomination applications must be submitted to Congressman Brooks’ office no later than Thursday, October 31, 2013. More information about the nomination process can be obtained from the Congressman’s website:

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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