Multiple appointments from same school?

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  1. smmtx1

    smmtx1 Member

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    My DS's best friend from 1st grade (girl) just received a LOA from USNA yesterday (she also received a LOE from USMA last week). They go to the same school and share the same congressman. Does anyone know the probability of multiple USNA appointments from the same school, etc.? Both are stacked pretty evenly:
    she's top 17%, he's top 20%;
    she scored 29 on ACT, he scored 28;
    her GPA 3.9, his GPA 3.86 (they've taken the same classes since 9th grade)
    both are National Honor Society
    both have multiple varsity letters for soccer and track
    both play club soccer and are team captains
    both are team captain varsity soccer
    both have a lot of community service hours
    DS went to summer seminar; she did not but went to CVW
    DS is in MCJROTC and received a nomination from his LtCol

    Words of wisdom? Thanks!
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Happens all the time. I had 4 kids from the same h.s. attend USNA last year. A couple more received appts and turned them down.

    There are quite a few twins at USNA -- so even being from the same family is ok.
     
  3. AF6872

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    Had three or four from one school the year my daughter was appointed. It is not unusual.
     
  4. smmtx1

    smmtx1 Member

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    Thank you for the reassurance! My DS is so excited for his best friend - I'm the one with all the nerves (freaking out in silence of course)...I should win an Oscar for my portrayal as the calm parent! These two have been each other's support through this whole process and my DS even ran the CFA with her after he had already completed his to give her that extra push. It would be amazing if they both get an appointment! We shall see as time will tell. :smile:
     
  5. COmom

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    ^^^ What a great sentiment--love the support your son is providing; sure hope they both get to attend. (and congratulations on the "Academy winning performance" pun intended :smile:. I know how tough it is to be the parent!)
     
  6. AF6872

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    Hope they both get in. That would be an interesting Plebe Summer for them.:thumb: I think parents suffer more through the process than the applicants. I know I did when she got the DQ and the months to get it resolved. Graduate class of 2011.
     
  7. toms663

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    so true, we parents suffer more than the kids. My DD did all the work, don't even tell us what is happening, were always guessing. Were always wondering what is next or did she mis something. But, she is getting older and we should trust her abilities more. I realize she isn't a little girl this morning. We gave all our kids new phones and my daughter asked for hers to have a little more memory. I told her she can have it but she would need to pay the extra cost. Well this morning I found on my desk the complete cost of the phone, I asked her why, and she said she works and can afford it. She wasn't asked. I wish I could do something to help her get into the academies, but the reality is there is nothing I can do but sit on the side lines and hope the last 18 years I gave her the foundation she needs. Even if she don't get in, I could never be more proud of just the effort. It would be the academy loss if they don't accept her.
     
  8. AF6872

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    Parent of a 1st Lt USMC. It was all worth it. They do grow up fast. I remember when they used to grow up in Irish Dance Dress in the Feish.
     
  9. FrozenMom

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    AF6872

    AF6872 we are still waiting on the USNA but my daughter's stats are almost identical to smmtx1's son's friend- my DD has a 4.0 and is ranked number one in her class of 368- no letter yet. She did get an LOA from AFA last week. She didnt train for Oireachtas this year because of all of the Academy stuff. It makes me sad to see her hard shoes sitting there, but shes ready to go :(
     
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  10. epitaph1

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    Multiple appointments from the same school happen all of the time, I wouldn't be too worried.
     
  11. AF6872

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    Her Mother still has the Ghillies. I was reminded when yesterday my wife pulled out some old competition dresses and took them to school because one of her friends wanted to take a picture of her Irish granddaughter in them. Good luck and she might be able to dance with the Bagpipers. :biggrin:
     

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