There are so many high school students who wish to get acceptance into West Point and I am no exception, but following the tips and reviews of so many other competitors I think my chances are too slim to even get into a normal college. First off I am a junior in high school and I started thinking of the military since I was born. I began trying my hardest to do my best near the end of my middle school. I began thinking of colleges and academies when I became a freshman, but unlike other people out there my story is very complex. So before I begin about what scores or accommodations I have I'll say none. I started thinking about my future when I began as a freshman. I played football and was so pityful that there was such thing as a C team which is worse than the JV. I had average grades, A's, B's and C's, no Honors, AP or any other extracurricular/clubs after football season. I was just average. When I became a sophomore I moved during fall season so no sports. I joined wrestling and got into varsity only because no one else was in my weight class which is 113. I broke my collarbone on my second match (first year wrestling). I doubt I would get a varsity letter. Well I dedicated my time to academics. Since I just got their I couldn't join clubs or any activities, but I did make A's and B's and from the exams and state tests, I made some of the highest grades of my classes. I had English 10, World History, Chemistry, Geometry, Spanish 2, Weightlifting/Physical Fitness and Study Skills (I joined schoo late so all classes were filled). I did not take any Honors or Ap because they didn't have advanced or honor courses. The AP classes are only taken by the so called "smart" people. Because in elementary school I took a test which would tell me what level I am, and I was placed in the low even my potential is higher. So I didn't take PSAT and didn't do sports or clubs because, before, my collarbone broke and I was in rehabilitation and no clubs were open. I only exceeded with the top grades or my sophomore classes. (80% in all subjects while other people scored 50-70%). As a junior I am moving again. From Ft Lewis WA to Ft Gordon GA to Camp Humphreys SK. This time I get the option to do AP and clubs/sports. Will I be better sought with AP classes? I started my junior year at GA with AP Lang, APUSH, AP Physics C, AP CS, JROTC I, Spanish 3, and Algebra 2 (joined JROTC late because they didn't have it freshman year at my old school and couldn't join sophmore year because I enrolled into school too late). At my new school I will have the option of AP Lang, APUSH, AP Physics B (online), Algebra 2, College Prep, JROTC and many others. I am thinking of getting out of JROTC since I won't be eligible for leadership positions and they don't have AP CS, just Java programming I/II. I want to do some sports and clubs but don't know yet since I have to wait to get there but will getting internship, jobs or volunteering help my chances? I forgot to mention I have not yet taken the SAT, ACT or know my current GPA. Before, it was 3.2-3.4. But adding my sophomore year it should be a 3.4-3.5. I am very challenged in the opportunities I have because of me moving around too much during my high school years (my dad is in the military). So I am asking if I have a chance, if I take AP courses and do good in them unless I can take regular courses and use the extra time to do community/job services. I am time efficient but have other goals also. I want a job so I can make money to study abroad/ volunteer work. I am also thinking of joining wrestling in winter and doing a paid internship in spring. In the summer after junior year I want an job to pay for my needs because my parents do not have the money for me since I have 3 other siblings they need to think on which makes it most challenging for me since I am the one that gets the least attention, help and respect in the household. I want to do do cross country, wrestling and get a job my senior year. I havent been on cross country but my best mile is 5:47 (that was when I was active). My best 5k (self time) was somewhere less than 18 minutes. In wrestling I know I can do better if I practice harder, longer and get stronger. Eating better is not for the faint of looking better but staying healthier which is what I will do. My push ups in 1 minute is 60-70. Sit ups are 50-60 (shoulder touching the ground then elbow past knees, unlike others who look like they're doing crunches). I am an average swimmer. You heard my mile, and shuttle run is average/below. I will definitely work on my ball throw. So from my planning and previous state will I have a chance? Also can my father who just became a WO1 give/get nominations from military service or will I have to only do congress nominations which I think would be too hard since statistically I'm below the average in almost sources but average/ potentially above average in trying my best. I'm sorry if this is too complicated but please bear a little longer, I am writing on an IPhone and am thinking up things as I go. So will taking AP classes give me a better chance, will doing sports without varsity letters be sufficient enough while doing community service with the MWR. Will getting internship/jobs be good. By the time I graduate I WILL be 17, have done 80 push ups in 1 mi ute, 70 sit ups in 1 minute, and have 17 minutes on a 5K. I will try to get above a 3.5 GPA and at least an 1800 on my SAT. I will try to get varsity letters in cross country and wrestling and do at least 180 hours of service which comes from the internship I am applying for. I want to do the SLS and also study abroad before I go to college since I won't get another chance. I want to study in Japan as a high school student which is once in a lifetime thing but I need to work and make 15000$. To me that's impossible but it's worth a try. Will their be any restrictions doing that from messing up my schooling. Like I want to take a semester abroad fall so I know I won't get credit from my original school which means I will fall behind but will that affect my chances getting into West Point. And not just USMA but for USNA also. If you are wondering my motive. I am a loner, low confidence, weak but strong at heart. I live in my own world while observing the one around me. I see things differently, the wicked, weak, poor, rich, stupid, smart. I want to become an officer to help others, plus the prestigiousness since all my life I was put down by others and was always falling behind in everything since i didn't have the opportunities like others. I want to show them that I am worthy, not above them or below them, with pride and the humility I have gained. I also like the free education and opportunities it gives. I plan on doing my 5 years and maybe looking for a career in computer/media business or I will stay in, try out for specialized schools, Rangers and special forces if I am good enough. I want to join not only because it will benefit me and my future but also because my parents won't have to worry about what I do with my future, what I can do for others who weren't as lucky as I will be and for those who need a good yet calm leader. I am Jonathan Brumfield, currently 15 year old junior, just an average joe with the potential but no opportunity. My dream is to become a West Point cadet and graduate knowing I have accomplished something that I thought was impossible for me. I believe I am fit for the job because I am loyal, courteous, humble, calm, strong in the mind and physically, at times I may be oblivious and dumb minded but I have always reflected upon my mistakes and made myself better. My life is a bumpy hill because I fell into depression and pulled myself out with soaring stars from the help of only the lord. I have integrity, OCD and potential to do ask requested. I may sometimes be a quitter but I am a believer that I will reflect upon my mistakes, become better and come back stronger. Although I may not look like a strong candidate or have the recognizable accomplishments and leadership that others have, I am like everyone else. My thinking is that leaders are born, just like talents but people who work harder to become leaders are better fit to suit the position because they understand others by rising the ranks and defining who they are. West Point may not think this but I believe that finding a strong leader out of high school isn't the only option. The point of the service academy is to bring out the leader in us. I am not a leader, I am a gem in a mountain. When you find me through all the dirt and rubble you will find me as a rusty, potentially prized possession that will be valued in your future. In the academy you will refine me and give me value, a meaning and sell me to some other person, which is the Army. God bless you all who read this.