Carper Invites Delaware High School Students and their Families to U.S. Service Academy information Night on April 14th

Valuable Info. on How to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Application Process-Representatives from All Academies Will Attend

Wilmington, DE- Delaware high school students with dreams of attending the nation’s elite service academies will have an opportunity April 14th to talk with representatives in person at an Academy Information Night being sponsored by Senator Tom Carper. The session will allow students from all over the state, joined by their parents and school advisors, to gather advice on gaining an edge in the competitive application process. Senator Carper’s opening remarks will be followed by breakout sessions and personal visits with Academy and ROTC representatives. “Our soldiers abroad are living up to the legacy of courage set by the veterans who came before them. The next generation of American military heroes could be right here in Delaware,” said Carper, who was the mission commander of a P-3 aircraft in Southeast Asia during Vietnam and the Cold War. “They will be the future leaders in the fight to protect our nation’s freedom.” Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading military academies. The process begins in the spring of the junior year of high school. More details on both the Academy Night and Senator Carper’s selection process can be found at or by calling Lori James at (302) 674-3308. WHO: Senator Tom Carper Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, ROTC detachments and other organizations WHAT: U.S. Service Academy Information Night WHEN: Monday, April 14, 2003 6:00- 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Smyrna High School 500 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna