The North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum, jointly sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Senator John Cornyn, as well as Congressman Sam Johnson, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman Joe Barton, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Congressman Kenny Marchant, Congressman Michael Burgess, Congressman John Carter and Congressman Pete Sessions will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009. This informational forum provides interested students grades eight through twelve an opportunity to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process. Representatives from congressional offices and all five academies (U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy) as well as cadets and midshipmen will be on hand to talk with North Texas students, parents and educators on a one to one basis about the possibilities associated with attending these premier educational institutions and the sorts of careers they generate. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON on the campus of Tarrant County College – Southeast 2100 Southeast Parkway Arlington, TX 76018 For more information regarding the Academies Forum, please contact Robin Vaughan, Office of Congressman Michael Burgess, 972/434-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.