Lots of sports but a lack of clubs

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  1. sg2019

    sg2019 Member

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    I am having an issue joining clubs. The school changed the schedule to where we only have one day that clubs can meet.I am currently the class historian and it has taken up all club days but two. On those two days i got the information on NHS (really want to join, started looking at membership process) and Key Club(only a couple members so I was able to join).The issue is that i doubt i can keep membership/apply to both and still be a committed historian. I cant participate in any clubs after school because I am on the cross-country team. My only other leadership would be ski-team captain (coach has hinted at it for this year) and possibly track and field captain next year as a junior. I ski club and sit-bench/help out for rifle team (cant compete or I'd lose my eligibility to ski).I have a huge list of athletic awards. I dropped JROTC because I like the feel of it and to take AP Environmental. I am trying to get a job but I cant drive for another year. Next summer,I might get a Private Pilots license. Academics aren't an issue, my class rank is 1-630. My Question is would USNA see a large involvement in sports the same as a lot of leadership in clubs/non-sport activities?
     
  2. Melitzank

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    Considering your awesome academics, sports, leadership in sports, and sports awards, I`d say that it wouldn`t be too big a deal...you still will have class historian and NHS. If you`re really good at sports, you could become a recruited athlete, and it would matter even less, in my opinion.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

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    It depends, and in the end, none here can give you a definitive answer about the specifics of such.

    Remember that the "ideal" candidate is one who can and does project balance, excellence, service, leadership, and quality and substantive contribution and performance in whatever one does.

    As we see regularly on this forum and in USNA publications and communiques, quantity is not insignificant in observing and evaluating the involvement(s) of outstanding candidates. Still, quality trumps quantity. And both are best ... to the degree that activities are genuine and not mere resume padding.

    Study the updated class profile provided each year by USNA on its site. And remember this ... when you are trying to look like those who've succeeded ... dressing like they do is a great start. May your Creator bless your calling to this grand fraternity.
     
  4. Daddy_12

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    The trick would be to do well on your CFA. Yes you are in sports, but sports the few participate in. Track is demanding but you should start practicing for your CFA as soon as possible. Not trying to dog skiing, it's a great sport and is in the Olympics, but not to many schools have ski teams sO it would be hard to compare you to other future mids.
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    And remember ... 90% of all appointees have participated in varsity athletics. When in Rome, dress like the Romans. :confused:

    And when you aspire to Midshipmanship? Look like a Mid. :thumb:
     

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