Freshman and Sophomore Years of High School

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  1. ajwilliams96

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    Is it still possible to get accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (or any of the other U.S. Service Academies) with my first two years of high school? Here is a list of things during my freshman and sophomore years of high school:

    Freshman Year

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Chemistry and Honors Geometry)
    - Two Electives (Multimedia Design and Concert Band)
    - Three Regular Classes (English I, Spanish I, and World Civilizations)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50 Community Service Hours)
    - Final GPA - 2.95

    School Sports

    - None

    Student Government

    - Elected Ninth Grade Class Council Officer

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteer at the Children’s Section of the Local Library
    - Judge in the Lower School Science Fair
    - Performed in the School Spring Drama Production
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Participated in the Day of Silence
    - Host at an School Information Session
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival

    Sophomore Year (so far)

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Biology and Honors Algebra II)
    - One AP Course (AP World History)
    - Two Electives (Introduction to Computer Science and Concert Band)
    - Two Regular Classes (English II and Spanish II)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50 Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 3.2 (as of the end of last quarter)

    School Sports

    - Junior Varsity Cross Country
    - Junior Varsity Swimming
    - Junior Varsity Tennis

    Student Government

    - Elected Tenth Grade Class Council Officer
    - Elected Student Council Secretary (Highest Student Council Position Available to a Sophomore)

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteering at the Children’s Section of the Local Library
    - Performed in the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of the Technical Crews for the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Active Junior State of America Member
    - Model United Nations Delegate
    - Participated in the Day of Silence
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival
    - Staff Writer for the School Newspaper
    - Member of the Community Service Board
     
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    In addition to the list above, in my freshman year, I was a member of the Chess Team and the Ultimate Frisbee club. Also, in the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I volunteered in a hospital's messenger department. This year, I am also a member of the Chess Club, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter, a host at multiple school open houses, and I also helped in the School Toy Drive. Over the summer, I intend on attending the Navy Sports Camp for swimming and go to Nicaragua for a mission trip. Also, I received a 184 on the PSAT.
     
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    Also, I am the Vice President in my school's Sports Writing Club.
     
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    AJ I see that you've sent this round of ?'s to many of the academies. Best of luck to you with your future! My adivice is to just keep doing what you are doing. Get those grades up and look for leadership opportunities in your high school. By the second semester of your Junior year is when you really need to start this process... until then, enjoy being a high school student and do the best that you can do! Best of luck to you!:thumb:
     

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