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Rounds Encourages High School Students to Attend Service Academy Days

Deadline for Class of 2028 Applications is October 1, 2023

WASHINGTON – Staff from the office of U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) will be holding Service Academy Days to give interested students and their families an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. service academies and the application process.

“Each year, I am honored to nominate our nation’s future military leaders to U.S. service academies,” said Rounds. “By attending an academy, not only will students have the opportunity to serve our nation and help lead the best military in the world, but they will receive an excellent education at a top-notch institution. I encourage young South Dakotans who are interested in more information to stop by and visit with my staff.”

WHAT: Service Academy Day in Rapid City

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM MT

WHERE: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Classroom Building Room 309, 501 East Saint Joseph Street

WHAT: Service Academy Day in Sioux Falls

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM CT

WHERE: Downtown Library, Meeting Room B, 200 North Dakota Avenue

Applications for the 2024-2025 freshman class (Class of 2028) are due by October 1, 2023. Nominations are available for the following institutions: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and United States Merchant Marine Academy. Those interested in learning about the academy application process can reach out to Rounds’ Sioux Falls office at (605) 336-0486 or

An informational packet and the application packet can be found on Rounds’ website at