Thank you, Jamzmom for the warm welcome. It's greatly appreciated. I've been reading through this forum for several weeks now and the information has been invaluable - not to mention I am finally able to read the forum without constantly referencing The Acronym List. DD came to us as a sophomore and told us she was interested in enlisting after high school. I told her that with her academic record and leadership skills, why not apply to the USNA? We visited this past July and after soaking in all the history and the women in leadership roles, she was hooked. DD is attending NASS 3rd Session and is very excited, to say the least. SAT 650V 700M taking them again in June Ranked 8th in class Honors & AP Courses National Honor Society Nominated by faculty for Girls State 6 Varsity Letters, 2 cross-country, 4 swim team, co-captain 2 years, captain of the girls squad ECAs are off the charts, including every music and art program, government, academic and volunteer clubs - leadership roles in several. Also works as a waitress. And after writing all that, I don't know how she does it... but what makes me most proud as her dad - she is a kind and humble young lady. We are lucky, as are all of the parents sharing stories and information in this forum.