Hello, I recently applied for the Academy's Summer Seminar and I'm EXTREMELY anxious about it. I've always dreamed of attending and this is the first opportunity I will have of even coming close to said dream. Anyways, if it's not too much to ask, would anyone mind giving me some feedback concerning my competitiveness based on my resume/application? Thanks in advance for any help! Academic Performance GPA: 4.00 Class Rank: 14 Class Size: 496 Test Scores: PSAT Verbal/Critical Reading: 61 PSAT Math: 62 Questionnaire 1) Is your uncorrected vision 20/50 or better? Yes 2) Have you ever participated in high school extracurricular activities such as sports, bands or clubs? Yes 3) Have you served as captain of an organized athletic team? No 4) Have you served in a high school government position? No 5) Have you actively participated in community organizations such as church, Scouts, 4-H, CAP, etc.? Yes 6) Have you received special recognition such as Eagle/Gold Award, Billy Mitchell Award, Boy's/Girl's State, etc.? No 7) Have you worked during the school year? Yes Profile 1) Academic Achievements - 4.0 GPA (Unweighted) - National Youth Leadership Forum Collegiate Success Nominee (2011) - National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security Nominee (2011) - Greater Clark Co. Schools Distinguished Academic Achievement Award recipient (2010) - National Honor Society Member (2011 - Only available for juniors/seniors) - Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2009, 2010, 2011) - Has taken numerous AP/Honors courses and passed the AP World History exam - Student of the Month (May, 2010) - AFJROTC Academic Team Captain (2011) - AFJROTC Academic Ribbon recipient (2009, 2010, 2011) 2) Athletic Achievements - Varsity football player (2009, 2010, 2011) - Starting linebacker (Freshman team - 2009; JV team - 2010 and 2011) - Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2009, 2010, 2011) 3) Civic Involvements - March of Dimes station aid (2010 and 2011) - Golden Corral Veterans Day aid (2009 and 2010) - High School College Night aid (2009, 2010, and 2011) - UNICEF African water relief participant (2011) - Collected food for low-income families for Thanksgiving (2011) - Tutored fellow students throughout the school year (2009, 2010, and 2011) - Field aid for construction at a local Boy Scout camp (2010) - Angel Tree aid (collected and wrapped presents for children of low income families (2009, 2010, 2011) - AFJROTC Community Service Ribbon recipient (2009, 2010, and 2011) - Through community service and other civic involvements, I've developed an invaluable sense, and practical definition, of teamwork as well as numerous leadership skills. I've also found out what it is like to give back to the community and help others who are less fortunate. 4) Work/Job Experience - Little Caesar's Pizza employee - Works ~20 hours throughout the week - Responsible for general duties (i.e. making, baking, cutting, and preparing pizzas, cleaning, doing dishes, customer service, etc.) 5) Leadership Positions - AFJROTC Vice-Corps Commander - AFJROTC Unarmed Drill Team Commander (2009, 2010, 2011) - AFJROTC Competition Color Guard Commander (2009, 2010, 2011) - AFJROTC School Color Guard Commander (for sporting events) (2009, 2010, 2011) - AFJROTC Inspection Team Commander (2009 and 2011) - AFJROTC Flight Commander (2009, 2010, 2011) - AFJROTC Sabre Team Commander (2009) - AFJROTC Officer (Cadet 1st Lieutenant) - Freshman Choir Section Leader - In 2010, I led a group of AFJROTC cadets to raise money for a graduate of our JROTC corps who lost his leg helping a stranded driver; we successfully raised over $1,000 for him. 6) Other Noteworthy Achievements(s)/Experience (e.g., speak fluent Chinese, lived overseas, Private Pilots License, parent(s), relative serviced in military, have sibling at another at AFA or other Academy, etc.) - Model UN member/participant (2011) - FLANG (Foreign Language Club) member (2011) - AFJROTC Rocket Club member (2009 and 2010) - AFJROTC Armed Drill Team Element Leader (2010 and 2011) - AFJROTC orienteering team member (2010) - Chamber Choir member (We received a Gold w/ Distinction at State Competition - 2011) (2010 and 2011) - Kitty-Hawk Air Society member (2009, 2010, 2011) - Military Order of the Purple Heart National Leadership Award recipient (2011) - Order of Daedalians JROTC Achievement Award recipient (2010) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Celebrate Freedom Foundation JROTC Achievement Award recipient (2011) - Outstanding Cadet Ribbon recipient (2010) - Top Performer Award recipient (2010) - Superior Performance Award recipient (2010 and 2011) - Co-Curricular Activities Leadership Award recipient (2011) - Leadership Ribbon recipient (2010 and 2011) - Placed 7th (out of ~200 cadets) in individual knockout at Scott Co. Drill Competition (2010) - AFJROTC Staff member (Similar to a student government for a JROTC corps) (2010 and 2011) - Rigorous course selection throughout high school, following the suggested courses found on the USAF Academy's website. - Taken three years of Spanish in high school - Three flight hours in a private aircraft with an instructor * - The application asked for the following information: Two of my uncles have served in the military; one is an Army Ranger and Lieutenant Colonel and another was an Army National Guard combat medic who was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. My grandfather served in the Marines and both my aunt and father served in the Air Force.