I am a 20 year old Community College student from Connecticut looking for admission to the Academy. I have a 3.35 GPA with one full year complete. I work at a yacht club and operate boats on a daily basis, as well as a marina on LI Sound doing the same. I am a hard and diligent worker and can obtain multiple letters of reference stating so, some of which will be from a KP grad, an active duty USCG CDR, and other prior service officers. I am an avaid sailor and am comfortable on the water. I have been a lifeguard and certified EMT-B for the past 4 years and have demonstrated my leadership capabilities many times throughout these ventures. My SAT score was an 1100. I have had only one incident with the law (2 Misdemeanors), which were dismissed due to my otherwise perfect record. Again I can obtain multiple character references as well to vouch for my past discrepancies. I am considering joining the CG Reserve, would that help influence my case further? I Have wanted to go here since the age of 13, and am prepared to spill my guts in any admissions essay as to why I belong. Any insight to my predicament would be much appreciated.