The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2013

Information on service academy application coming to Beckley

Representatives of the U.S. service academies, at the request of Congressman Nick Rahall, will be in Beckley Oct. 5 to provide information to students and parents on the application and admissions process for service academy candidates.

“It is a great honor for our young people to attend and represent our state at one of the U.S. service academies, and I want to be sure they have every opportunity to do so, which is why I asked academy representatives to come to southern West Virginia and talk with our young people and their families,” said Rahall, D-W.Va.

“It is never too early to think about college. As the proving ground for future generations of America’s young leaders, our military service academies provide a first-class education.” Rahall’s Academy Day will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School.

U.S. academies for the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines provide American students with a tuition-free, four-year undergraduate education and prepare them to be officers of five of the seven U.S. uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or the Merchant Marines for a minimum of five years.

“Getting into a U.S. service academy is difficult but it offers an unparalleled opportunity for candidates to develop their academic and leadership skills so that they can become future leaders in the U.S. armed forces and any other career field they choose,” Rahall said.

“I want to help our congressional district’s candidates in any way that I can to compete for the academic opportunity of a lifetime, and I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and get an edge on the competition,” said Rahall.

The application period for the Academies is now open for candidates who are high school seniors and will graduate in spring 2014.

Text Only
  • crowcookbook Kitchen comfort

    For Janet Crow of Quinwood, this Easter marks a deeply personal miracle — that of countless prayers for her physical restoration whispered by people who cared more than she could’ve ever imagined.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Scholarship for girls in a health science field established at BAF

    In every community there is work to be done and each community member has something to contribute.

    April 20, 2014

  • Concord University mounting production of ‘Spoon River’

    Concord University’s Theatre Department will perform “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters in the H.C. Paul Theatre April 23-26 at 8 p.m. nightly.

    April 20, 2014

  • Society seeking items for Vietnam War exhibit

    The Greenbrier Historical Society is seeking photographs, artifacts and local history to include in an upcoming exhibit about remembering the Vietnam War.

    April 20, 2014

  • Rock violinist, stand-up comic to perform in free events at Lewisburg

    The Greenbrier Valley Campus of New River Community and Technical College will celebrate Student Appreciation Week April 21-25 with a number of events including two special performances that are open to the public free of charge.

    April 20, 2014

  • Dance workshop, show planned

    The stars will shine brightly over the pyramids this month — only these pyramids will be in Beckley. And these stars will both twinkle and dance.

    April 20, 2014

  • Live transmission of The Met’s ‘Così fan tutte’ at GVT

    In partnership with The MET: Live in HD series, Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents a live transmission of Mozart’s joyful and heart-rendering masterpiece, “Così fan tutte,” Saturday at 12:55 p.m.

    April 20, 2014

  • Stories give us kinship with strangers

    Editor’s note: This column by the late Bev Davis originally was published April 10, 2010.
    My dad was a coal miner. By the time I came along, he was working above ground as a tipple foreman.

    April 19, 2014

  • momrun Just do it W.Va.!

    “Missy’s here — we’re not going to win. Missy’s here…”
    Learning she was a perceived threat from two women whispering at the starting line behind her, women she had never met from among the hopping, stretching, Lycra-clad crowd, had one effect on Missy Burleson — a smile spreading as far as her feet were about to sprint her.

    April 16, 2014 5 Photos

  • living will 1 Decision day

    Pastor Roger Pauley and his wife Marcia were — like so many other baby boomers — charged with the responsibility of making decisions for their aging parents. For the pastor’s father, death was sudden.

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos