U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today he is currently accepting applications for nomination to the prestigious U.S. service academies. Each year, Bilirakis has the opportunity to nominate high school students from Florida’s 12th District to be accepted to the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy. “Students who have the honor of attending a U.S. service academy will receive a first-rate education, lifelong leadership skills, and the chance to serve our nation,” said Bilirakis. “I encourage all interested students who are willing to work hard and serve their fellow Americans to submit an application through my office.” The office will be accepting submissions through September 29, 2017, and applicants will be interviewed starting in late October. For more details and to download the application, please visit: https://bilirakis.house.gov/us-service-academy-nominations.