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February 20, 2014

Mullin encourages District 2 students to attend Academy Day

CLAREMORE — Academy Day is a special opportunity for District 2 students considering a U.S. Service Academy.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. until noon the Administration Building of Northeastern State University’s Muskogee campus at 2400 W. Shawnee.

Representatives from all the U.S. Service Academies will be attending and making presentations. Information will also be available on the ROTC college scholarship program. Congressman Markwaybe Mullin will also speak to attendees. Mullin said he hopes that by bringing together representatives from all of the service academies, it will help students, parents, principles and guidance counselors learn more about the opportunities available to Second District students.

“These academies are looking for talented young people who are interested in serving their country and becoming the next generation of leaders,” Mullin said. “And just because a student comes from a small town or a rural community does not mean that a Service Academy is not an option if they meet the criteria.”

Platt agreed with that point, saying that attending a Service Academy is a challenging, but incredibly rewarding experience.

“It is definitely possible for students from small towns or rural areas to consider attending an Academy,” Platt said. “Several of my classmates at the Academy are from towns much smaller than Poteau. Students should make sure they are taking a challenging and well-rounded course load throughout high school.”

Service Academies present will include:

US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy.

For additional information on service academies or Academy Day, contact (918) 341-9336 or (918) 687-2533.

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