April 16, 2015

Manchin Invites Students, Parents and Educators to "Academy Days"

Senator Manchin will deliver remarks at Morgantown event.

Charleston, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and his staff will host “Academy Day” events in Morgantown, Hedgesville and Huntington to promote the U.S. Service Academies. In addition to Senator Manchin’s staff members, there will be representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on hand to answer questions and assist with the application process. Representatives from the West Virginia National Guard and local ROTC programs will also be available to address scholarship opportunities. Senator Manchin will deliver remarks at the Morgantown event.

“It is an honor to nominate our hardworking and dedicated West Virginia students to the U.S. Service Academies every year,” Senator Manchin said. “A nomination to one of our elite service academies will assist these young men and women in becoming our next generation of military leaders. These ‘Academy Day’ events will be a special opportunity for my staff to join representatives from the academies to provide students and their parents with valuable information that will aid in their decision to seek an appointment.”

The event is open to all high school students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors, and members of the community.  A nomination from a member of Congress is required for an appointment to the academies.

Senator Manchin’s “Academy Days” schedule is below:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 a.m. – Noon
Morgantown High School
109 Wilson Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26501
Note: Formal presentations by service academy representatives and remarks from Senator Manchin will begin at approximately 10 a.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cabell County Public Library
455 9th Street
Huntington, WV 25701

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Noon – 3 p.m.
Hedgesville High School
109 Ridge Road, North
Hedgesville, WV 25427