15th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night Brings Out Brightest Students Seeking Nominations

DOVER, Del. – Tonight, nearly 200 Delaware middle and high school students, along with their families, teachers and school counselors, attended U.S. Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) 15th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night. Representatives from the service academies and other military organizations joined Sen. Carper to answer questions and provide information to students and their families about the application process. 

“Our nation’s service academies seek leaders who possess the ‘whole person’ concept, which includes having good moral character, a commendable academic record, medical and physical fitness, the desire to serve and the motivation to lead,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a former Naval Flight Officer and retired U.S. Navy Captain. “I host these information nights each year for students in Delaware who possess these leadership skills and are thinking about attending a service academy after they graduate high school.”

Caesar Rodney High School student Channah Mills, who received a nomination from Sen. Carper’s office and was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy, spoke to the audience about her experience applying and gave advice to students who hope to apply in the future.

Participants included the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the Delaware National Guard, as well as Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC program representatives and the Delaware Civil Air Patrol.