Illinois.... Compared to other states?

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  1. ESLGuy

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    Well, I'm in Illinois, and I've heard that certain states are more competitive and some are less. Where would Illinois fit in? If anyone is interested in which Congressional district I am in, I would probably reveal that over PM. Any good news would be nice, haha.
     
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    It depends on nomination source. Your congressional district it may be easy depending on what area. However if you have a nomination from a senator it is harder since you are competing for that one appointment from nominated candidates around the state. Hope this answers this question.
     
  3. ESLGuy

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    Ok. Are principal (aka 1st choice?) nominations for Senators only? Or do all MOCs get them? And for a house of rep.'s principal, is it from all of his districts or each one?
     
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    That's something you will have to contact your representative to find out. Senator Durbin however does not do principal nominations.
     
  5. osdad

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    Members of the HoR only have one district. All of his nominations will be from that district.

    Whether he uses a principal nomination, a ranked slate, or an unranked list is up to him. His web site should tell you. But honestly, if you're waiting for an appointment to the class of 17 you should know this already.
     
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    I've never noticed that before. Most of the nominating source advertise HOW they submit their slate?
     
  7. Raseo1Son

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    Yeah, I never heard that before either. None of our MOCs mention anything about their slate methods on their website, and only one of them made a point of mentioning how many slots they had available at USNA for this cycle. And now, back to the endless waiting...:rolleyes:
     
  8. Norfolk63

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    Really ?

    -- Honestly?:confused:
     
  9. ESLGuy

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    I'm a sophomore, I apply next year. I will look at his website.

    Also, NJROTC nominations go into a pool of candidates competing for 20 nominations? Is that true?
     
  10. Dial the gate

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    Senator Durban's site states, "The Committee then submits to me the names of up to ten most qualified candidates for each vacancy and I will then forward the names to the individual academies."

    Also, from what I have learned from other Illinois posters and my own research is that Kirk and Durbin share the information with each other and will not both give you a nomination so that they are each presenting 10 different candidates to the academies.

    Your congressman my have different rules. My congressman says he "consulates" with Kirk and Durbin.
     
  11. osdad

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    My point is that you should know exactly the process that the NA and each of the nominating authorities employs and follow that to the letter. If they say, submit a 5x7 photograph, you'd be wise not to submit a 4x6 one. My 2/C made a list of what was required and the deadline for each. She checked off the items as they were compiled to ensure that nothing was omitted.

    You're getting a early start - that's great. There's plenty of time to learn the processes. One thing you can do even before you're able to apply is impress your 11th grade math and English teachers. Their reply to the NA is mandatory and I suspect carries more weight than might be obvious.

    Good luck.
     
  12. GoBlue1984

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    You Can't Be Certain Until a Nomination Is Awarded

    DS received two different academy nominations, one senator and one house representative, and the only way we knew for certain of the type (primary, ranked, or competitive) was in the letter he received informing him of the nomination. The type is usually implied if it doesn't explicitly state it (his stated "competitive" in both cases).

    DS may have heard during an academy info night that our House Rep used competitive slates, however just because your MOC did that in the past is no guarantee that next year will be handled the same. The MOC can submit the slates however they choose, and can even use different methods between academies or between slates (if they have multiple appointments available to the same academy in a given year).
     
  13. ESLGuy

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    To the letter, got it. I think I will ask my counselor when is the soonest I can know my teachers for next year, to know who to impress if I see them before the next school year, haha. Thanks for all the help.
     

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