A lot of us have been waiting since last fall with completed applications and are being patient with no news is still good news. Amen we made it another day over here! But out of curiosity what makes the academy or whomever offer appointments to say Johnny Smith in Jan and Joe Jacob in April? I am not speaking about recruited athletes. I am talking about kids who have nominations, high GPAs, high leadership, high volunteering yadda yadda yadda. I know they review everyone's file very closely but let's say they have sent out all these appointments thus far and get to the last stack of kids and Joe Jacob's file comes out of the stack and is qualified but the appointment spots are gone and he would have been a great choice. Sorry Joe. Is there some method to this madness? Someone please educate us.