Johnson Announces Service Academy Bound Students from the Third Congressional District of TX
Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) announced 21 students from the Third Congressional District of Texas have received appointments from the U.S. Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine Academies. Johnson will host a reception this Saturday, June 15, in Plano to personally congratulate each student on their outstanding achievement.
“As a 29-year Air Force veteran serving in the Korean and Vietnam War, I know the hard-work, dedication, and commitment necessary to take on the challenge of preparing to join the strongest and most powerful military force in the world,” said Johnson. “Service Academies are not for the faint of heart, but I have no doubt that these students will rise to the occasion. Each student exhibits courage, tenacity, and a deep sense of duty to serve and protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. I am proud to have them represent the Third District of Texas.”
At the reception on Saturday, Johnson will personally commend each student and their families on their accomplishment and wish them all the best on their future endeavor. He will also present each student with a Congressional Record heralding their achievement.
Admission to U.S. service academies is extremely competitive, and a Congressional nomination is generally required to receive an appointment. Ultimately, each institution makes their own selections from the students nominated. Students are evaluated based on academic performance, exhibited by class rank, SAT or ACT scores, and grade point average as well as extracurricular activities, civic involvement, and physical fitness.
Prospective students can learn more about the service academies on Johnson’s website or contact the Plano district office at 469-304-0382. Additionally, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 Johnson will host a free Service Academy Information Session with all branches represented (details to be released as date approaches). The information session is a great opportunity for students and parents to ask questions regarding the application process. The seminar is open for all students enrolled in 9-11 grades. Students seeking acceptance to the Fall 2014 class should have all information completed by Fall 2013.
Appointments for Class of 2017
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
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