Any ideas on how to help boost my chances?

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  1. farewelltoforeignshores24

    farewelltoforeignshores24 Member

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    Hello, I'm Katie, and I am twelve. It is my dream to go to USNA. I have always wanted to go to the Navy and be an officer. I have a question about what I can do at 12 to help me get in to the academy. I am in the top 10% of my class, was team captain of the 6th grade track team, have a comididity (hard to explain, you read it right:), I know how to spell committee) that I'm the leader ofto help with the youth group, I swim, run XC, and also track, I am apart of a gun club, and am in all HA classes. Any help would be gladly accepted!!

    Thanks a million,
    Katie


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  2. Idzak

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    I tried Google but could not find comididity. Please clarify.
     
  3. Pima

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    I admire your desire, but trust me keep doing what you are doing and you will be competitive.

    THAT Being said, go and be an avg 12 year old kid. You are so far away from this even being on your radar that you are missing being a kid. Can you spell burn out?

    Every parent and candidate/cadet that has gone through the admissions process will tell you they are mentally/emotionally drained after the year they applied. That is after the one year application process....not spending five years building up to the application process.

    You really can do nothing, but keep staying on track. It is not as if you can chose between 7th grade math or Geometry, iows multiple choices. Your classes at this age are set on a track, which if I am correct you are on the advanced, the most rigorous course.

    Now go outside and hit the community pool with your girlfriends. Go take up playing an instrument, read Jane Austen's Emma, be a kid. Make memories....life is way too flipping short to be plotting your life away....it will happen in a blink of an eye and your regrets at USNA will be spending time researching on forums like this and not having the memories of sleepovers with your BFFs.


    I agree if you Google comodidity you find nothing. If it is a health issue requiring meds than you need to research that issue.
     
  4. farewelltoforeignshores24

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    Thanks!!


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    Tehe the committee is a bunch of kids who help decorate our church!


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  6. Idzak

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    PIMA
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  7. Dixieland

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    I agree, Pima!!

    And if your parents are the ones pressing hard for this, tell them you would love some time to just be a kid! Succeed in school, find extracurriculars that you find enjoyable, and make wonderful friendships---that's what 12-year olds should be doing right now.
     
  8. farewelltoforeignshores24

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    I know it, but USNA was completely my desision.


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    Thanks guys (and gals)!


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  10. Sampia

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    I agree with all the above. I would also like to add STAY FOCUSED! You have many years of changes still ahead of you, and things (boys, even!) can pull you away from your dreams. Enjoy your youth, but remember your goals. When I was in the fourth grade, I knew I wanted to join the Peace Corps "when I grew up ". Life being as it is, I have not yet made it. Now I plan on doing that after I retire! LOL. So, while you do not have to stress over your future plans, do not forget them.
     
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    What you are doing is great, stay interested and find out as much as you can but no need for direct action yet!
     

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