Hanna promotes military academies
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- A local congressman is on the road encouraging high school students to consider the military academies as a possible destination after graduation.
Representative Richard Hanna toured schools across the 24th Congressional district this week, talking to students who are specifically interested in joining the military. Hanna promoted the academies as a great way to get your college education free of charge.
Whether a student is considering Annapolis, West Point or one of the other three schools, he says that there are common misconceptions about how to get into these schools.
"A lot of people think that they have to know somebody or something like that. It isn't the case at all. If you're a good student, you’re a well rounded individual, with a good public service record, good athletics record, you can apply," Hanna said.
Hanna used the tour to promote Academy Day, which is this Saturday at SUNY IT in Utica. Any high school sophomore or junior interested in the military academies is encouraged to attend.