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Schiff invites students to try for military academy

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is accepting applications for nominations to the

United States military

service academies.

The deadline to apply for a nomination is Nov. 1.

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Schiff, like all members of

Congress

, can nominate qualified high school students for admission to one of the four service academies: the Military Academy at

West Point

, the

Naval Academy

at

Annapolis

, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the

Merchant Marine Academy

at Kings Point.

Schiff said in a statement that he nominates students each year who he knows will excel and contribute at the academies.

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“The students that are nominated to a service academy compile outstanding resumes of accomplishment, demonstrating excellence in academics, physical fitness and extracurricular activities,” Schiff said. “It has been an honor to see exceptionally qualified students from our community excel as cadets and midshipmen and then go on to serve our country honorably.”

Applicants must be between 17 and 23 years old, a U.S. citizen, unmarried, not pregnant and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

For additional information, call Schiff's district office at (818) 450-2900 or (323) 315-5555 or visit his website,

, for an application.

-- Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @Daniel_Siegal.

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