Hey y'all! My name is machdude (don't ask) and I (as you may have guessed) am a candidate for the USNA Class of '17! Newbies posting threads is apparently LIKE TOTALLY AWESOME, so here goes. My mother is a few scales short of a mermaid, and my father is no king neptune (only military experience in my family is my grandpas, both army). So I guess my extreme desire for a life of naval service stems from all the star trek and JAG reruns I've been watching since I could talk. (yes, my desire to serve has matured beyond that of television shows by now) Anyway, I am now a President of my Senior class, Eagle scout candidate, 2nd term XC co captain, and all around ladies man (not really). I like long walks on the beac- whoops, I mean my highest ACT score is a 29: 35 ENG, 24 MATH (and another one with 34 and 25, respectively). Soooo I guess I'm smarter than your average reclining chair. Ok, so more numbers: My school has 330 students enrolled, w/ around 85 in my class (As of end of Jr year, I'm around 15th [school doesn't rank because of size]) YES I am WORKING ON THAT Anyway, I hold no state titles, or any other athletic titles for that matter. But I am a two time XC captain, so I guess that's cool. In da sprung I pole vault, more for the fun of it than anything else (no awards). Also I'm starting up with something called the Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation (yay now you know where I live!). So I'll be like... workin out and learning... skills... n stuff. Anyway, my cfa has me down for 9 PUs 45 SUs 29 PUs and a 7:30 mile (yes, I am a two time XC captain, why do you ask?) As of today, I have 32 PUs, 70 SUs, and a 6:36 mile. yay for improvement. As for NOMs, I'm workin' on it (shrugs). I could write more, but I guess people can ask if they actually find this thread interesting, honestly I just wrote it to take a break from math homework... OK IM GON' END THE THREAD NOW CAUSE I SHOULD PROLLY BE WORKING ON SUMMERSCHOOL STUFF (OH BTW I'M ALSO IN SUMMERSCHOOL!!!) KTHANKSBYEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!