Receiving an appointment to a military academy is a lengthy journey that begins well prior to the student's senior year...and requires a Congressional nomination. Although the process can be intimidating, students receiving appointments earn scholarships valued in excess of $250,000, including all tuition, room, and board at the government-sponsored military academies. Upon graduation, students must fulfill their active duty military commitment.
Lee’s Summit High School annually hosts US Service Academy Night, an informational evening for students interested in the military academies, and will do so again this year.
- Tuesday, February 28
- 7pm to 9:30pm
- Lee's Summit High School (400 SE Blue Parkway)
- Lecture Hall (west side of building, next to fieldhouse)
Academy Night is for open to all 8th through 11th grade students and their parents from across the Kansas City metro area. Guidance counselors and other educators are also invited to attend.
Families will hear presentations, as well as be able to speak individually with representatives both before and after the meeting:
- New Mexico Military Institute
- United States Air Force Academy
- United States Coast Guard
- United States Merchant Marine Academy
- United States Military Academy at West Point
- United States Naval Academy
- Virginia Military Institute
A special session with a focus on the application process will be held for interested juniors and their parents.
For further information, call Lee's Summit High School at (816) 986-2000.
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