Oct. 30 is deadline for service academies
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) recently held her annual Service Academies Workshop at Downey City Hall. Roybal-Allard’s district includes Paramount and Downey is a neighbor city of Paramount. The event attracted a crowd of local high school students and their families interested in learning more about how students can apply to attend one of the five U.S. service academies – the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The five service academies provide a free college education in return for five years of military service as a commissioned officer following graduation. During the workshop, academy representatives, as well as U.S. Military Academy 1st Class Cadet Viviana Gonzalez and U.S. Naval Academy 3rd Class Midshipman Katerina Kennedy, both of Downey, described the academy application process and talked about the experience of attending these academies.
Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been proud to nominate many young 40th District residents seeking a place at one of the U.S. service academies. Any high school seniors interested in applying can visit https://roybal-allard.house.gov/constituentservices/serviceacademynominations.htm for more information about how to secure a nomination from the congresswoman. Applications for an academy nomination are due to the congresswoman’s office by October 30, 2019.