Ok, so as a rising sophomore, my parents are trying to get me to write letters to my congressmen and the VP, as a way of showing that I am interested in going to the Naval Academy. I have written a letter, that sort of introduces me and gives like basic remarks about my school work and desire to end up at the Naval Academy. But I don't know if sending the letters would help or hurt me. I feel like it couldn't hurt, but there's this nagging thought in the back of my mind that says it could hurt me. Has anyone done this before? If so, what were your results?