I'm in the final stretch: received my 3'Q letter and 2 nominations. I've read a lot of peoples 'profiles': JROTC champion, eagle scout, 500 hrs community service, 4.5 gpa's, 34's on the ACT, 3 varsity sports, captain on two, the works. This made me go--oh, maybe i'm not as qualified as i thought i was... I definatly thought my CFA would be a fail :40 push ups. 7 pull ups, 60 sit ups, 8.5 shuttle run, 61 ft basketball throw, 6:59 mile. I thought my ACT scores wouldn't be enough: 27 composite. 24 math, 29 english, 28 writing, 26 science, 27 reading. GPA is only 3.86. I havent been in too many things other than normal stuff: student council, NHS, varsity sport (one year captain), a lot of theater leading roles, crew coordinates and a year of chorus director. I work part time at a factory. some other school stuff. No one in my close family is military other than 2 cousins. I'm also half mexican, if that means anything. Anyway, the reason why im posting this is so people (like me) who thought they would be DQ'ed or that they failed their CFA can see that there's a chance. I probably won't survive the NWL, but there's a pretty good chance I win one of my representatives vacancies, since it's 4 of us competing for the 2. I'm also applying to coast guard academy. Anyway, I feel pretty proud that I made it this far. Just wanted to share some info that I looked for and couldn't find earlier in this admission process. Sorry for spelling and grammar, not at an ideal place to write this.