U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Lakeland, is hosting Academy Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until noon at Hillsborough State College’s Plant City campus.

The program is for all 8th-11th grade students interested in attending one of the four U.S. military service academies: The U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The academies provide free room and board and require U.S. military service. The program will cover the application process, including a nomination letter from a member of the U.S. Congress, and academy requirements.

The meeting will be held in The Trinkle Center at 1206 N. Park Road in Plant City.

Franklin is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. For questions, call 202-225-1252.

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Kimberly C. Moore, who grew up in Lakeland, has been a print, broadcast and multimedia journalist for more than 30 years. Before coming to LkldNow in the spring of 2022, she was a reporter for four years with The Ledger, first covering Lakeland City Hall and then Polk County schools. She is the author of “Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak," published by University Press of Florida. Reach her at kimberly@lkldnow.com or 863-272-9250.

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