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Date approaching for Forsyth legislators to nominate for service academies
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Forsyth County students interested in attending any of the U.S. Service Academies are running out of time for a nomination from their congressman.

Students living in the state’s seventh congressional district have until Oct. 7 to get paper work to Rep. Rob Woodall’s office to be considered for a nomination to attend the academies. All but one of the academies require a nomination from their U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, or the Vice President of the United States.

“Every year I’m fortunate to nominate intelligent and hard-working Seventh District students for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies, and I’m excited to see what this class holds as we enter into the nomination process,” Woodall said in a news release. “I’m always inspired by their passion for service, and am confident this year will be no different.”

All paperwork needs to be submitted to Woodall’s office in Lawrenceville by 5 p.m. on Oct. 7.

The five service academies are: Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.; Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.; Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; and Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Only the Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.

The 7th District covers the southern portion of the county and contains Lambert, Forsyth Central, South Forsyth and West Forsyth high schools.

Those living in the 9th District, which contains the northern portion of the county and northeast Georgia, will have a bit longer as 9th District Rep. Doug Collins is accepting applications until Nov. 4.

More information on applying is available at both congressmen’s websites; and