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    1. Mwprimus
      Mwprimus
      Thank you very much for your response and I was wondering if you had any tips for Nom interviews. Also would you recommend attempting to set up a meeting with the nomination board prior to the interview? Thanks a lot and have a good day!
      1. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        Use the search function and look back through the Nom thread. Tons of information about what candidates were asked, what to wear, etc. I would never tell a candidate what to do or not do. It's your call to ask that question. I actually would be a little disgruntled if the board gave out my contact info to a candidate. You could ask the composition and see how it goes from there.
        May 24, 2016
    2. No1Fanof2
      No1Fanof2
      Hi my DD received CGAS offer during EA. Today we received the NROTC scholarship. I have read the stories about injuries before BCT and during. This is my fear. Do plan B's include NROTC scholarship with Prep offers? Should I be setting up a what if possibilities?
    3. Hopefulcandidate2016
      Hopefulcandidate2016
      I read your posts regarding walk ons for football, but most of posts in those threads dealt with trying out for a skill position (QB/LB/RB/)I punt the ball, and was wondering what the chances are for specialists? Also, would you know when tryout is? I've also been in contact with the offshore sailing coaches, and am interested in that program. What could you tell me about them? Thanks!
      1. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        I just saw this. Sorry. Tryouts will be Plebe Summer. Also, look at sprint football. If you meet the weight requirements it's a good option.
        May 24, 2016
    4. soapbell
      soapbell
      How do I PM you NavyHoops. Son took Navy foundation prep over Army. It was not his decision as the final costs became our deciding factor. Basically Navy But prep school is covering 95% of the cost and we only about 5%. Army would have been around 33% of our cost. We took the decision out of his hands. How do we explain it to him. He loves both schools.
      1. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        Do you have 10 posts yet? I can wait to respond until you get 10 or respond here.
        Mar 14, 2016
    5. fencersmother
      fencersmother
      Congrats on the Moderator position! Hopefully, everyone will keep their tempers in check and you can just collect those accolades. :)

      Always enjoy your posts!
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    6. C Sweers
      C Sweers
      Hey NavyHoops,
      Thanks for the advice on getting a congressional nomination.
      I was wondering if you could give me some tips or point me toward a good personal essay example. I'm pretty good at writing but I've never done a personal essay for a collage or school so I really don't know what they're asking for.
      Thanks again for the help!
      1. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        Use google or search this forum. A few folks in the past have posted their essays. Don't recommend you post yours as folks can copy and past it. The biggest thing is to follow the instructions exactly, be on time with it, spell check and have good grammar. Some essays will be why do you want to go to a SA, others might be to describe a certain situation such a adversity, leadership, etc.
        May 21, 2015
    7. Wishful
      Wishful
      Just wondering if you ever played against Kelsey Minato... She seems like the real deal.
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      2. Wishful
        Wishful
        I agree and realize that my statement could be viewed as disrespectful of their abilities which was not my intention, and apologize.
        May 2, 2015
      3. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        Didn't take it like that at all, no worries. I think there is sort of a general feeling from the big sports; football and men's basketball that a lot of the athletes were not highly recruited at the D1 level. That is true in many ways as it is more publicized in the media. I think it takes a very unique woman to go to a SA. So I think the female athletes are slightly different than the men's in some ways.
        May 2, 2015
      4. NavyHoops
        NavyHoops
        Not always the case, but many times the women I knew were very smart, very driven, and looking for something different than the normal college experience. The SA provide that.
        May 2, 2015
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