So you received an Appointment.......

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  1. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

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    Congrats!!
    Now keep it!

    Feel a case of Senioritis coming on? Take a daily dose of, "I don't want to lose my appointment that I worked so hard to get by doing something stupid like not studying because I already have my Appointment" medicine.

    Think a D or a F on your 8th semester transcript isn't going to matter because you have an appointment? D=Done F=Finished

    Keep your nose clean.

    Don't put yourself in situations that might get you in trouble.
    Don't do anything illegal ( duh ).
    Don't give anyone any reason to suspect that you are doing something that you shouldn't be doing.

    DON'T DON'T DON'T !!!!!!!!

    It is quite an honor to be deemed worthy of becoming a member of The Long Gray Line. Now live up to it !!

    Keep demonstrating your academic excellence by finishing strong.
    Show your leadership skills by saying NO to stupid stuff.

    If you have an appointment for the Class of 2014, you are an outstanding individual.
    Will you lose your appointment if you don't finish your Senior year giving your best effort or get a DUI or participate in risky behaviors or get a speeding ticket or break your leg in 3 different places because you wanted to try sky diving?
    Not my call.
    BUT
    The USMA class sizes have typically been about 1300 in the past. This year, it will consist of 1400+ highly qualified appointees with many highly qualified squeaky clean candidates waiting in the wing who didn't get the BFE and would give anything to report on R-Day.

    I'm just sayin' ......... :rolleyes:
     
  2. MomWPgirl

    MomWPgirl Member

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    Great Post....and oh so timely!!!!:thumb:
     
  3. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar Member

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    So you received an appointment

    Well, put.

    Thanks for serving our country,

    God Bless and God Speed

    RGK
     
  4. edhvoice

    edhvoice Founding Member

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    What is the 2014 class size post 1 May? Anyone have the number?
     
  5. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Would a speeding ticket really threaten your appointment? If thats the case, I'm going to avoid driving for the next two months...

    Otherwise, nice post :smile: You struck fear in my heart :bang:
     
  6. Gray Hog

    Gray Hog USMA Alumnus

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    Good.

    For each one who gets accepted, there are ten who don't, who would love to be in that one person's shoes. I had one classmate who got a call just a couple days before R-day offering him a last-minute slot. I don't know if the original appointee did something stupid or just got cold feet, but the point is that nothing is written in stone. Don't risk something you have worked hard for by doing something stupid.
     
  7. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    I got a pulled a couple of days ago for reckless driving and speeding. The officer talked to me for about 5 minutes, the entire time I was scared ****less. He asked about where I went to school, what would my parents do if I came home with a ticket, where I was going to college next year, and a whole bunch of stuff. Then he let me go without a ticket. One of the luckiest moments of my life :eek: So my warning to everyone else DRIVE LIKE YOUR GRANDMA!!
    Im using cruise control in town now to make sure I don't mess up and speed at all.
     
  8. TheKnight

    TheKnight Class of 2014

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    It helps to know the cops in your area! :thumb:


    No but really, driving safely is important.
     
  9. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    I know the feeling. 3 weeks ago I was driving on a road I could have sworn was 35mph- it was 25. For five minutes I saw flashes of everything melting away before the officer let me off with a warning, saying that she knows the road is badly marked and I should just pay closer attention. I almost leaned out the widow and hugged her.

    Yesterday my brother and I were going out to dinner and he joked about how we were being tailgated by an 80 yr old woman. My response: she can wait- from now on I am driving like a 90 yr old woman.
     
  10. drumsrock24

    drumsrock24 Cadet

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    Really anything no matter how small can threaten your appointment. But as far as speeding tickets go, I was told anything under $200 or so would not be cause for revoking your appointment. I received a ticket a few months ago and was told by admissions to send them all of the court documents and everything just so they had record of it and was told that if I get another one Im toast.

    But like everyone else has said, just try not to get one in the first place and then you won't have to worry about it :thumb:
     
  11. tallbutshort

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    There was a post a while back saying that having any fines over $200 would necessitate a waiver from JAG.
     
  12. chewyoatmeal

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    I only wished other seniors understood why we prospective cadets cant go pull shenanigans. I have to keep explaining to my friends that just because there are no cameras and just because we aren't doing anything that dangerous doesn't mean my appointment cant be taken away :shake:
     
  13. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    LOL

    Yeah, I've never taken my appointment for granted and I haven't gone a day since getting it feeling truly thankful that I was rewarded a chance at attending West Point...


    Oh wow. I can't imagine going through an ordeal like that. You got a lucky break! :thumb: But seriously lol, if I have no choice but to drive, I WILL be driving like my grandma!
     
  14. Gray Hog

    Gray Hog USMA Alumnus

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    It won't get any better once you are a cadet. In fact, it may be worse. Some of your old high school friends may be inclined to push the envelope a bit (or a lot) further, once they are in college and living away from home. When you get together with them during holidays, be careful; if you get in trouble while on leave, it will follow you back to USMA.

    I had a hard time visiting my friends, while they were on campus, and Spring Break was even worse. They will not understand why you can't go wild (like them), while you are away from the Academy. Some will think that they need to "help" you loosen up and will encourage you to join the fun. Peer pressure can be tough.
     

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