Class of '20 USNA hopeful

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  1. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    I'm a Freshman in High School currently, studying for my SATs and whatnot. I know I still have a long ways before I get to apply for USNA, but its never too early right? :thumb:

    I'm great at math and history, those are my two favorite subjects and hopefully we can get to know each other better!

    I'm going to do wrestling this year in High School, so props to anyone who is a wrestler on these forums!

    -Jason
     
  2. Melitzank

    Melitzank Member

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    Hi Jason, welcome. You`ll find a wealth of information on here. Also look at the other SA`s too, and also ROTC and whatnot. Good to have a Plan B, and C. Looks like you`re getting a good start.:thumb: Just be sure to get good grades, and plan to take some tough classes in your other 3 years of school.
     
  3. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    I have looked at ROTC and other options. My main goal is to get my *** into BUD/s and become a SEAL. I've always picked the tougher option in many circumstances and I figured going to BUD/s though the USNA would suit me perfectly.

    I'm looking for ideas and ways to volunteer around where I live. I'm curious, is it possible for me to volunteer at a place, say a veterans hospital?
     
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    Yeah, sometimes. I think it would depend on that particular hospital, but I`ve heard of folks doing that. Aside from that, my youth group did a Christmas service for the vets there one time, and the workers at the VA asked us to come back to do more.

    Volunteering at something like a food pantry is also something you could definitely do if the VA doesn`t work out, I started volunteering at one in 7th grade.
     
  5. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    There is an American Legion post near me, would that work?
    I don't know any places, and have done a search. I need ideas ahaha :yllol:
     
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    Jason,

    Sent you a PM.
     
  7. Melitzank

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    Yep, American Legion is good.

    Some idea:

    -Tutoring (Not being paid, volunteering)
    -Library
    -American Legion/VA hospital/Anywhere there are vets
    -Food pantry
    -Homeless shelter

    Anything like that. A guy applying for C/O 2017 USCGA was just in the local paper for organizing a can food drive at his school, organized it because he couldn`t help out at the local food pantry as much as he used to.
     
  8. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    Just sent e-mails regarding volunteer work to:
    American Legion
    King County Library System
    American EX-Prisoners of War organization

    Thanks for the help
     
  9. wingsofhonor

    wingsofhonor USAFA Class of 2017

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    Jason,

    I want to commend you on taking these steps so early. I am truly inspired. If you need anything, please just send me a message. I will try my best to answer any questions I can. I have no doubt with your steely-eyed determination that you will go very, very far.
     
  10. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    @Wingsofhonor
    Thanks, I've actually been planning all this for about half a year now.
    I'm taking the toughest classes I can to catch up on Math.

    On a side note, does anyone know what percentage of Midshipmen are of Asian descent?
     
  11. Jkaz

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    Jason, if you're looking in the American Legion, it's a great organization. I became greatly involved with my local post in my later years and High School and it certainly paid off. Not only was it fun but it's a great recsource to have.

    One thing that really helped my in the application process was having something called Boys State. It is a program (through the American Legion) that you apply for and do over the summer of your Junior year. It's a little early to start looking at it now, but keep it in the back of your mind so that you can apply. It looks great for leadership; the SA's and ROTC look greatly upon it.

    Good Luck.
     
  12. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    I have a question. What did you do as a volunteer? I sent them an e-mail but they have yet to respond, and curiosity is kicking in.
     
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    What you do various from post to post. Personally I did food drives, color guard, and just helpe out where ever they needed me. I went to post meetings and did fundraisers.
     

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