Greetings from RI--and USNA hopeful

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  1. egri

    egri Member

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    Hello-
    I'm a high school junior from East Greenwich, RI, and I am aiming for acceptance into the USNA class of 2017. I get decent grades at one of the most rigorous schools in the state (3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale) play three varsity sports (XC, Indoor Track, Track & Field) and am wrapping up my Eagle Scout. If it makes a difference, my Eagle project involved training scouts in how to interview veterans, and then recording those interviews for the Library of Congress. So far, I like what I've seen here, and I look forward to learning more about Annapolis from everyone here.
    -Scott
     
  2. NMMI PREP DIRECTOR

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    Hi Scott!

    Make sure your high school guidance counselor knows of your goal. Go to the web sites of your Senators, and Congressman. Many of them now have the nomination applications open for the Class of 2017.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks NMMI-
    I have a meeting with my guidance counselor scheduled for April 9th. Is there anything in particular I should ask/tell her? I was planning on telling her about Annapolis, and asking about other students from our school who have gone to a SA in recent years (I know someone from our class of '08 is at Annapolis right now). Anything else?
    -Scott
     
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    Scott,

    The current Superintendant at the USNA wants more mids in tech/engineering majors. As such, the college preps in the USNA Foundation program are being required to take physics classes.

    When you make your schedule for next year make sure you take physics (if your school offers it). Also make sure you are taking every SAT and ACT test you can. Since the USNA "super scores" these tests, all increases are used and lower scores don't hurt you. You counselor should be able to help you in those areas. Probably the biggest things she can do are to write your letters of recommendation for MOC for your nom, and for your USNA application.

    This will be too late for your 9 APR meeting so you may want to see her earlier. The deadline for the USNA Summer Seminar closes out by 1 APR!
    If you have not applied, you need to do so quickly.
     

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