Hi, I am Esmee. I was born and raised in the United States by Asian immigrants. I am a freshman premier college prep school in Central New York. It is highly competetive with 100% of all graduates attending a 4 year college. There are 4 graduates from the school who are currently attending a service academy. I honestly don't think I am good enough at this point. I hope you can give me suggestions on what I can do to be in the zone for acceptance to a service academy. GPA: 94.57/100 Class Rank: None. Honors Classes: Global History (I don't have a rigorous courseload. I take only one honors classes out of the six possible at my school. Course placement is based on 8th Grade performance, so I can't do anything about it.) Extracurricular Activities: (I know the service academies emphasized on sports, but I have tried out and all the teams cut me.) Writers' Guild Literary Magazine Self studied German (probably won't help, but I am proficent in it. I just really love Germany.) Physical Stats: Vision: 20/80 (uncorrected), 20/40 (corrected) Mile Run: 13:00 minutes (imporved by three minutes every year) Sit ups: 27 per minute Push ups: 9 Pullups: 0 Would it be better for me to just not go to a service academy? Should I just instead go a university near home (like Syracuse) and become a less rigorous job than the army?