2 Candidates - Same High School

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  1. Smith56

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    If two candidates are from the same school, with very similiar qualifications and nominations, is it possible both could receive an appointment (NJ-Class of 2018 USNA)
     
  2. 2017KNR

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    Most definitely. Two students from my high school are in their second year at USNA and two friends of mine are in their first year at USAFA. Next year, two of us(myself included) will enter USNA from the same high school. Although, I did a year at a public university.
     
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    My brother and I will be going, and we're from the same high school; however, I applied from college. Also, there's one other kid in my brother's graduating class who is attending. So it is very possible
     
  4. Smith56

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    Thanks... I don't want to feel like I am competing with someone in my class when we are both excellent candiates with similiar goals. We want to be supportive to each other and each other's goals.
     
  5. LLL

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    Good question. I suppose it could happen, especially at a bigger high school. At my son's HS, they had two applying this year. Small school. Both males. Sports played and activities a little different between the two but each had a good resume. One got a nomination from the US Rep. I don't know about the other guy - maybe Senatorial but those are spread pretty thin in our populous state.

    I can only assume that test scores made the difference in the nomination, though, to my knowledge, the candidate with the nomination has not received a BFE/Acceptance call from the MOC.
     
  6. Melitzank

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    There was a thread about the same thing and some people posted that one time 3 people from the same school were accepted, so it does happen.
     
  7. HardCharger

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    Myself and one other are from the same HS and both of us are in on a Presidential nom to the USAFA.
     
  8. GoBlue1984

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    I'm sure it can happen

    A lot would depend on the nominations received. The academy must charge the appointee somewhere even if it is to the NWL for class composition goals. If two very high WCS candidates came from the same school, both could theoretically come off the NWL.

    Two years ago at my nephew's HS, two twin brothers were both recruited athletes for Lacrosse and both received appointments. A big HS school with very high academics. Don't know how many nominations each received and I don't know if they were direct or NAPS.

    DS and someone else from his HS both received a nomination from our local MOC to USMA. DS has a BFE but the other has not yet heard either way; however if the other candidate didn't have a different nomination his appointment would come off the NWL (as all indications are that DS won the competitive MOC slate).

    DS also has a senatorial nomination to USNA. There is another candidate at DS' school that received a USNA nomination from our MOC. Neither have heard. DS did not win the USNA senatorial slate, so theoretically he could still be offered from the NWL and the other could win the slate.

    Lots of possibilities exist which is why admissions is somewhat solving a jigsaw puzzle of who to appoint and where they can be charged.
     
  9. Team Mom

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    3 applied and 3 appointed

    From my DS's high school, 3 students(2 male and 1 female) applied to USNA and they were from the same congressional district, and all 3 were appointed. It is a small high school, but all 3 were considered great fit to USNA. This was for the class of 2016. My DS had an LOA, so he might have not used MOC's slot, but I don't know. Anyways, I was scared when the Mother of the other male told me that he had a perfect score in SAT II Chem (USNA does not require SAT II, but he could send it) and I am sure he had a great score in Math as well, but my DS received an LOA and received an appointment 2 months before his classmates did. My DS and his classmate kept good relationship while applying and they are good friends and doing great at USNA. His best friend applied to USAFA and he got in, but it was a good thing to have friends applying to service academies to support each other during the long application process. You just do your best and if USNA thinks both are great fit, they will appoint both.
     
  10. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    My DS and his class/teammate were both appointed this year, and there is at least one other highly qualified applicant from their class still waiting for news. There are about 200 in his class. In addition to the two appointees to the Naval Academy, one was appointed to USAFA and one to USMA.
     
  11. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I have 5 candidates from the same school with appointments this year. Do not despair if you and a classmate are both applying. You're not necessarily competing against each other.
     
  12. Pers3us

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    It happens most years at my school. We had two accept their offers last year and two this year, but four kids got in this year. We have roughly 6 serious candidates applying for the class of 2018, including myself.
     
  13. BDHuff09

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    Two seniors from my high school got appointed to West Point this year, one as a regular applicant and the other as a recruited football football player. I also know for certain of another senior going to USNA and possibly one more also going to USNA as a recruited wrestler (not 100% on this, I know he was being recruited by Navy but I have yet to hear any follow up on whether or not he is actually going there)

    All from the same high school, although athletics had a lot to do with it and I'm not sure we would have had as many people go if not for sports.

    Also, my friend and I are both going to West Point SLE this year, and while I realize that that is entirely different than two people actually both getting in to the same academy, it is somewhat notable given the fact that they only selected 500 for the entire country and two of them happened to come from the same high school. So anything is possible.
     
  14. usafafam

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    There's five kids in my class (plus me) who are all applying to USNA, USAFA and USMA class of 2018, and we're a fairly small, nationally rated school right in the heart of Colorado Springs with a beautiful view of USAFA... and we're all great scholars. It's quite the race.
     
  15. napxc16

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    We had 3 from our previous high school class go..
     
  16. majortheta

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    I know of three seniors at my former high school who all have appointments to USNA
     
  17. Vista123

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    ALSO,

    Dont let the idea of someone else from your highschool applying intimidate you-there is a large number who start their application but a far smaller number who complete their application.

    DS had a female in his class who was also Hispanic- she applied to NASS and got in before him. She had higher test scores, higher GPA, more advanced classes, student body president, captain of her sports team, blah,blah, blah (worse than that, she was cute and nice!!! good gravy!) ...she never finished her application...
     

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