Recently, I've been looking into West Point as my primary college goal. I can't exactly phrase why I want to attend so badly at this moment, but what I can tell you is that I can feel how much I want it. It's that feeling in your gut that makes you sick when you think about attaining something you've worked so hard for. So here is my predicament. Currently, I am a freshman in high school with very limited athletic experience but fairly good academics. Academics - Current GPA is 4.2 - My current academic schedule includes: Honors Algebra II, Biology Honors, World History and Civilizations Honors, and Honors English 9. - Next year I will be taking the following as my academic classes: Honors Geometry, Chemistry Honors, Government Honors, Economics Honors, Music Theory and Composition, and Honors English 10. - I will be participating in all IB courses and hopefully graduating with the IB diploma. - 36th in a class of 336. Athletics - One season in Track in 7th grade - Currently participating in Tae Kwon Do, working towards my black belt - Starting back up for track my sophomore year, most likely will letter also. - Perhaps Tennis Im not sure if this will help any but also Band - In Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Marching Band. - Future Drum Major hopeful, could probably achieve it if I keep working at it as I am. Maybe i'll make it my senior aaand junior year? - Next year i'll be in the Musical Pit Band also. - Have already lettered and earned a chevron in my band class. - Also a future section leader hopeful, as we appoint leaders based on the best player in the section. I am also going to apply for Junior Miss my junior year. It is a sort of competition type thing that helps win scholarships but I thought it could help with the community part of West Point applications? As for the physical qualifications, I'm afraid I've drawn the short end of the straw. My fastest mile was 7:40 but it usually falls around 8-10 minutes. I can barely do one push-up but I'm working on that. After doing Phys Ed tests in the beginning of my freshman year, I achieved 38 sit-ups in one minute. Can't do a pull-up either. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me at this point because I am feeling very discouraged and I don't want to give up on my dream. I've seen members on this forum make a great impact on future cadets and I'd be so thankful if I could be assisted as well. So perhaps advice on more leadership opportunities or athletics. Anything would be great.