Can someone provide me with a little insight?

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' 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. kpdad2015

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    No magic list

    There is no magic list of sure ways to be admitted. Just do what you enjoy and get your grades up.
     
  3. aooga15

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    Hey, listen... My son did Marching Band for 4 years, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. He also did the back up band for the show choirs all 4 years. Over 4 years, he won 2 state championships (in Marching Band and Concert Band), was in the top 10 at the BOA Nationals all 4 years (a huge deal for Marching Band), was selected Character Muscian for his Senior year (a big deal), was given many awards his Senior year for his talent, was made a section leader for the MB, participated in the Drum and Bugle Corps and the Naval Band for 6 summers at Culver and even was drum major for the Naval Band his last summer at Culver. He even had a small part in the school Musical his senior year (which was a blast). My DS ALSO sailed for 6 summers and was pretty awesome at that. In middle school, he did every sport under the son- did wrestling one year in HS also. My suggestion to you, keep up doing those wonderful music things. Some high schools are amazing with their music programs. Also add in a sport... keep in good shape, keep your grades up, and just be yourself. Applying to a Service Academy is a "family affair" as we called it... and it starts your Jr year of hs. Make sure you have some leadership opportunities with your activities. Trust me, it worth the effort, but you have to put 100% effort into the process as well. Best of luck to you! :smile:
     

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