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Juniors in high school may apply for Coast Guard Academy program

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 19, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is accepting applications from high school juniors interested in participating in the Academy Introduction Mission, a weeklong program conducted each July at the USCG Academy in New London, Conn. The program is sponsored by the USCG Auxiliary.

Participation in AIM could lead to an appointment to the Academy. The program allows 300 AIM participants from throughout the United States to live at the Academy for a week and have an opportunity to function as a 4th class (freshman) cadet.

Students participate in sailing classes, a variety of competitive engineering programs, competitive sports programs, an oceanography project, receive an academic overview of all the academy's programs and more.

Participants are selected on a competitive basis and must meet the basic requirements for an appointment to the Academy. Requirements include submitting an application for the Project AIM program at the local Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with PSAT or SAT scores, as well as grades up through the first semester of the student's junior year. There are physical requirements that also must be considered for admission.

Applications are being accepted through March 31 for the AIM program and through April 15 for the MITE program. The AIM application is available on the Internet at Those interested also may call the local Hernando Beach USCG Auxiliary's Career Counselor Ray Pullen at 596-8542.

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