Ask a sponsored prepster

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by TheUnderdog, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. TheUnderdog

    TheUnderdog Member

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    Hello all. I am an AOG sponsored West Point prepster at Valley Forge for this year. If anyone has any questions about Valley Forge or anything in genereal feel free to ask!
     
  2. dcarmy17

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    When and how did you find out you got this AOG scholarship? Admissions was telling me last year that I was one of their "top guys" for it but I never received it..... I ended up getting a 4 year ROTC scholarship to U of I and am reapplying again this year.
     
  3. TheUnderdog

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    I found out very late in the game about it. It was about in the May timeframe and i had already put a deposit in for another school. My RC had mentioned that he was trying to get me into USMAPS, but unfortunately that fell through. Instead he told me about the scholarship which I was ecstatic for. He had contacted me by phone to let me know about it.
     
  4. dcarmy17

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    Good for you. Hopefully something works out for me this year.
     
  5. Jwmiller6

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    How strong was your file? Do you enjoy it?
     
  6. TheUnderdog

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    Thanks man, same to you as well!

    People here have pretty much the same strength in file. I’ll use my stats to give an example.

    High School
    Academics
    3.37 high school GPA
    1200 SAT (M+V) 650Math 550CR

    Athletics
    3 letters in football
    2 in lacrosse
    2 time lacrosse captain
    2 time MVP for lacrosse
    All-county for lacrosse

    Extra curricular
    President of History club for 2 years
    Student council member
    Hours worked
    Volunteer work

    Here at VF
    Academics
    3.56 gpa
    Taking SATs in DEC

    Athletics
    None (not worth the risk of injury)

    Extra curricular
    ROTC MS101 & field training exercises
    I’ve been promoted within my company to a cadet Sergeant

    Mainly as a sponsored prepster your focus should always been on school. WP has told us that while all the extracurricular are great, schoolwork is most important and should be our top priority.
     
  7. Jwmiller6

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    Thank you!

    Do they just give you a list of schools to choose from?
     
  8. TheUnderdog

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    For West Point we had a choice between 5 schools

    Valley Forge
    Marion Military Institute
    New Mexico Military Institute
    Greystone
    North Georgia

    My roomate is a sponsored Navy kid and he said they had a choice of over 20 schools.
     
  9. Jwmiller6

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    From what I've been told, one must have very strong extracurricular/leadership and very strong athletics/physical fitness (as well as being tripled Q'd), to be chosen for civil prep. I am set on the leadership/extracurricular (Boys State, Boys State Governor, Boys Nation, and many others), I believe my athletics are fairly strong (2 varsity basketball letters, 1 varsity soccer letter, and I am a jiu jitsu state champion, in my division). However, I have not taken my CFA yet. I take it on the 27th. I can max the push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and I believe I can max the shuttle run. My mile run is pretty far above average, but not maxed. Sadly, my basketball throw is only slightly above average. I'm hoping this well be enough (if I am not admitted to the class of 2017).

    What were your scores like?
     
  10. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    What company are you in, and is the predator lady still working in the mess hall?
     
  11. TheUnderdog

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    High School CFA

    (These scores are attrocious BTW, if I could go back in time and kick my high school self's *** for the performance on this CFA I would without a doubt.)
    I was about 6'1 240lbs when I took this

    Pushups:47
    Situps:60
    Pullups:3
    BBall Throw:67
    Mile:7:26
    Shuttle:9.9

    VF CFA

    (Very pleased with the improvement compared to HS)
    I am 6'1 195lbs now

    Pushups:82
    Situps:85
    Pullups:10
    BBall Throw:71
    Mile:6:36
    Shuttle:9.5


    I-Co hooah, and yes she is! She's always patrolling around making sure everyone fills in the seats in the front, it is so funny lol!
     
  12. Jwmiller6

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    Congrats on the increase!

    Are you being recruited for lacrosse?
     
  13. TheUnderdog

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    No. While I had hopes of trying out for Army's lacrosse team, my main focus is going to be academics at West Point.
     
  14. Daddy_12

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    What state are you from? Was your district compettive?
     
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    Im from New Jersey-District 5. It is considered one, if not the most competetive district. I think 8 got appointments last year, then myself and another girl recieved the civl prep slots, and then another kid went to USMAPS.
     
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    Civil Prep

    My DS received a not an AOG but a Civil Prep Scholarship direct from WP to attend only one prep school. He has increased his ACT and SAT test scores by almost 60% and that its what he needed. Its interesting how wide and varied the sponsorships are. Good Luck!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  17. TheUnderdog

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    Thank you, and best of luck to your son as well Sir.
     
  18. jenks93

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    So you're one of the fabled Valley Forge AoG's... :eek: lol I'm an AoG prepster at Marion this year. Hope everything is going well for you guys. Hopefully we can all meet over this next year.
     
  19. TheUnderdog

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    Ahh! I've wanted to hear about how life is for you guys! I'm sending you a PM!
     
  20. WienerDog

    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    RC just informed DS that he is being considered for civil prep. I have no idea what it means or how it works. Any advice?
     

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