Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2012, an opportunity for high school students, their families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about Military Academy institutions, programs and the application process.  
 
“We invite those interested to come, learn more about the application process and hear about the schools first hand from Academy representatives,” said Congressman Higgins.  
 
Representatives from the US Military Academy at West Point, US Naval Academy at Annapolis, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, and the Army ROTC will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. 
 
Academy Night will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 11, 2012.   The event will take place in the cafeteria at Cheektowaga High School at 3600 Union Road in Cheektowaga, New York.  Registration is not required.  
 
Service Academy appointments are made by the President of the United States based on congressional and/or military nominations.  Each year Congressman Higgins appoints an Academy Advisory Board, made up of WNY veterans and community leaders, to interview all applicants and make recommendations.    To apply for a Congressional nomination completed paperwork must be submitted to Congressman Higgins’ office by November 15, 2012. 
 
For additional information about Academy Night feel free to call Congressman Higgins’ office at 716-852-3501 or visit the website at: http://higgins.house.gov/resources/military-academy-nominations.shtml.