Can someone provide me with a little insight?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by rubio1996, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. rubio1996

    rubio1996 Member

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    In the fall, I will be entering my sophomore year of high school. I was cast in my school's spring drama production during my freshman year. Also, I wrote a play and performed a different play for my school's drama festival, which had to be written, practiced, and performed within 24 hours of receiving the topic for the play. I did not participate in my school's athletic program in my freshman year, as I was focusing on my academics during the transition from a small Catholic middle school to a rigorous college preparatory school. In the past few weeks of summer, I have gone to some of my school’s many play-reading sessions. I plan on playing one or two sports in my sophomore year (Cross Country Running in the Fall, Wrestling in the Winter, and/or Lacrosse in the Spring). However, by running Cross Country in my sophomore year, I would not be able to perform in my school's fall drama production, a play that I very much wanted to perform in. However, I would still be able to be in the technical crew in the fall play and perform and perform technical duties in the spring play. If I play Lacrosse, I would not be able to perform in the spring drama production, another play that I very much wanted to perform in. However, I would still be able to be in the technical crew in the spring play and perform and perform technical duties in the fall play. The only sport I am truly certain I want to be involved in is Wrestling, which would not interfere with any of the drama productions. I also would still be able to participate in the annual drama festival, no matter what, though. My options are the following (assume that I have no experience in the sports):

    - Technical Crew for Fall Play, Cross Country Running in the Fall, Wrestling in the Winter, Perform in the Spring Play, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    - Perform in the Fall Play, Technical Crew for Fall Play, Wrestling in the Winter, Perform in the Spring Play, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    - Perform in the Fall Play, Technical Crew for Fall Play, Wrestling in the Winter, Lacrosse in the Spring, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    I know that the decision is up to me, and that no one on here actually knows me, but can anyone provide me with any insight of why one option might be better overall, compared to the others (assume that I am doing everything else correctly for admission)?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    Look. People aren't trying to blow you off or give you bad advice. You've already posted this topic in multiple places (and multiple times!) and gotten pretty much the same answers every time. There might--gasp!--be a reason for why this is so.

    Instead of asking the question until you get the response you want, maybe think about the answers you've already gotten and make your own call.

    Also, for future reference, avoid spamming every Academy's forum with the same question.
     
  3. LongAgoPlebe

    LongAgoPlebe Member

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    Rubio, this:
    is a problem. There is no correct way to gain admission. Again: there is no correct way to gain admission.

    (I am not referring to the mechanics or the process, and I suspect when you do apply that your attention to detail will serve you well.)

    Instead, I am referring to your conception that there is a correct way to be, a correct sport to choose, a correct order in which to do things.

    USNA is looking for young people who excel, but as the application statistics show, there are at least ten of those for every plebe accepted. How do they choose? USNA is also looking for young people who have and explore unique talents and skills. Mids and officers are not preprogrammed robots. They know themselves because they've tried and failed and succeeded at many different activities. Be that young applicant.

    Play one or two sports - that you like - well. Participate in drama and excel at that. You're what, 15 (+/-)? Make a choice, stick with it, and go all-in. Lighten up, Francis, and enjoy yourself. There is no correct way to gain admission.
     

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