Barrow to be host of Military Academy Day

U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will hold a Military Academy Day in Augusta this weekend as part of an annual search his office sponsors to nominate high school students from Georgia’s 12th District for the nation’s five service academies.


The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Georgia Regents University Center. Representatives from all five military academies will join Barrow to explain more about the application process, admissions requirements and student expectations.

In May, six District 12 students nominated by Barrow, including Lucy C. Laney High School alumna Angelica Sewell, were accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation,” Barrow said in a statement.

After Saturday’s informational session, students have until 5 p.m. Oct. 28 to complete an academy nomination form that has been signed, dated and sent to Barrow’s Vidalia office at 107 Old Airport Road, Suite A.

The following information should be included in the application, which is available at photo no larger than 3 by 5 inches; high school transcript; proof of SAT/ACT scores, including writing; list of extracurricular activities; 200-word handwritten essay; and three letters of recommendation, one to include rank in class.