18/Vietnamese/Male 4.44 GPA (weighted) - don't know unweighted because my school doesn't release that stuff 7/286 (Top 2%) 610 CR, 690 Math, 670 Writing AP World History (sophomore), AP US History (junior), AP Government (senior), AP Calculus BC (junior), AP Language & Composition (senior) Took all honor classes available except for Biology Maintained straight A's in all classes, except for AP Government, which I earned a B+ Sprinter for track team for freshman year, in the Spring of 2007 (will explain why I only did one sport in a little bit) Member of Technology Student Association (TSA) for two years, a club devoted to building and doing projects using skills acquired through Technology Education. Elected as Head of Electronics for one year; responsible for lead project of building a computer from purchased parts through fundraising Member of SkillsUSA for one year, an association for high school students and college students, as well as professional members, who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. SkillsUSA hosts various competitions that allow members to display acquired skills throughout their academic year. Appointed as class representative in that same year and was responsible for motivating fellow classmates and guiding them in order to win competitions throughout the year. Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in 2010, America's highest award for excellence in career and technical education. Required teacher's nominations, the maintenance of a cumulative 3.0 GPA overall, and a cumulative 3.9 GPA for technical class. Inducted into school's Mu Alpha Theta National High School Mathematics Honor Society in 2009. Had to have strong mathematic skills, be enrolled in high-level mathematic classes, and nominated by math teachers. Melodic percussionist for top Concert Band for three years, which has also earned distinguished Superior awards in local competitions since its development in 2005. In addition, the band earned a standing ovation from near capacity audience after 2007 performance at Carnegie Hall. Pianist for top Jazz Band for three years, which has won the distinguished Superior award in local competitions for all of its years since its development in 2005. Marimba percussionist for winter drumline for two years. Worked part-time at Zero's Subs from November 2009 - December 2009. Was let go because of poor business. Currently working part-time at Potbelly Sandwich Works, beginning January 2010. About to be promoted to Certified Trainer Private piano lessons for 11 years, and received the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Distinguished Award for Piano for three years. Required candidates to earn a distinguished rating in tests of aural, playing, and sight-singing ability. Built computers as a hobby for more than three years. Co-owner of Logix Computer Business, building and repairing computers for friends and families. One of 50 seniors in High School to receive Excellence in Education Honoree , which required honorees to maintain at least a 4.0 GPA for freshman, sophomore, and junior year. Honorees attended a county-wide banquet. Alright, so I'm one of the few who will apply to West Point and "transfer" over (of course, I'm not transferring in that sense, but merely starting over as a plebe at West Point). In fact, I'm applying to West Point before I even start my year at Virginia Tech. And yes, other people have stated that you should start the spring semester of junior year. Well the thing is, back around spring semester of junior year, I weighed 175 pounds, and I was incredibly unfit. West Point was pretty much the last thing on my mind, which is why I quit track very early on, after freshman year, realizing that perhaps I probably couldn't do very much as far as athletics. Well, the summer before Senior year starts, I began taking a more active approach in my fitness by doing extensive cardio, and by the beginning of Senior Year, I am around 145 pounds. Of course, I was still not fit enough, so I did extensive resistance training and a lot of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), followed an incredibly strict high protein/low carb diet, and by the end of Senior year, I am now around 138 pounds. I can do 59 push ups in one minute, and about 10-11 pull-ups in one rep, as compared to Junior summer, where I could do 10 push ups in one minute and no pull-ups at all. After realizing how valuable a West Point education was, I have begun to apply. In fact, I began applying just two days ago. I have already started on my nominations, and am getting my recommendations in. As you can see, I have already finished my senior year with high academic credentials and pretty above average SAT scores. I'm just wondering when they'll get the details in for my DodMERB. And I'm waiting to do the CFA until I enter Tech, after training some more over the summer. So with that, chance me!