Congressional District

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by usnahopeful19, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. usnahopeful19

    usnahopeful19 Member

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    How do you find out if your district is competitive?

    Also, I haven't seen anyone on here from NY-18 yet. Anyone else from here?
     
  2. Classof2018

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    You compete
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    Competitiveness is a subjective term. I have been a BGO since 1991, and this area is quite competitive albeit not as competitive as San Diego, Norfolk, New York, Virginia, Maryland, San Francisco, Florida, etc. My casual observation is that the degree of competition varies from year to year depending to a large extent on the candidates - or in some instances upon the emphasis coming from Admissions.

    Regardless, my advice to any candidate is that your best strategy is to start early, be thorough, pay attention to details, complete your packet as early as possible, visit www.usna.edu/Admissions early and often so you know what is expected of you, and do your absolute best all across the board. I will guarantee you that right now there are lots of candidates who wished they had tried harder or not overlooked some facet of their application - and there is nothing they can do about it at this late date.
     
  4. JShawshank

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    usnahopeful19 - Check out the article via the link below. This is out-of-date since there was redistricting in 2012 so the districts likely changed from this list. However, we are in NY12 (Carolyn Maloney) and she was formerly NY14. From the info in this article she had 22 nominations over a 5 year period to USNA, USMA and USAFA or less than 5 per year vs allowance of 150 (5 years x 3 SAs x 10 noms/SA/year). This year there were only 5 candidates interviewing - 4 for USNA and 1 for USAFA from NY12. So, unless the candidates were deficient in someway, they should all have gotten nominations (DS got a nomination from NY12 even though he already had a nom from Sen. Gillibrand). This is just an illustration of where it is not competitive in terms of numbers of applicants. You may be able to search for announcements of NY18 noms from past years (or your district prior to redistricting) to see if there were announcements of noms and how many people per academy were nominated to get a feel for numbers.

    http://www.teachersofcolor.com/2009...-minorities-to-u-s-military-academies-112109/
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    There is no "list," and there can be some variation. The downside of a competitive district is it's harder to get a nom. The upside is that those who do have a great shot of actually receiving an appt b/c they tend to be very competitive in the national pool.
     
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    We are in NY24. Not sure if this is always true, but both Schumer and Gillibrand used a competitive slate of 10. Our local moc uses a principal and un-ranked slate.
     
  7. usnahopeful19

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    Okay, thanks a lot for the information all!

    faststreet - I knew about Gillibrand but wasn't sure about Schumer. Thanks for letting me know!

    usna1985 - Oh that's interesting, I hadn't heard that before!

    JShawshank - Oh yeah, I forgot that redistricting had occurred recently. I'll definitely check!

    1964BGO - Thank you for the advice. I'm looking forward to being able to complete the application!
     

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