FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO. 82-08 WEST POINT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER LEADER SEMINAR— Dec. 12, 2008 WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Military Academy’s Directorate of Admissions announced today that applications for the Summer Leader Seminar SLS would be available starting Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, through April 1, 2009. This year’s seminar will bring together approximately 900 outstanding rising high school seniors from around the country for a six-day immersion into West Point. There are two sessions scheduled this year, with the first session running May 30 through June 5 and the second June 6-12. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, intramural sporting events, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment test, a West Point tour and social functions. All participants stay in cadet barracks and meals are served in the Cadet Mess Hall. Generally, students invited to attend SLS will be competitive for admissions to West Point. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of $325 to pay for food, workshop materials and some West Point apparel. For more information or to apply online go to http://admissions.usma.edu/.