Last night was my son's senior awards night. My Son ALO came to give the AFROTC awards to the 4 kids at his school who received them. He told my son that he and his regional director were "mystified" this year. My son and a friend/classmate/co-capt of lax team both went to Summer Seminar 2006 and were ranked as their top candidates. There also was a girl at another HS in our area that went to SS who didn't get in either. He related that every year previous 3-4 "in high school" canidates come out of our region (5 high schools in Northern Virginia) this year ZERO. Two years ago it was 8 total. Only a prep schooler and an AD marine enlisted got in from our area this year. This is a tough area too. So I feel better, because every family friend that are GOs we know are shocked that he didn't get in. Then they give me the line of "I don't know if I could get in now" and "What do you need to do to get in--invent the wheel?" I feel better because the ALO too can't give him answer to "why or what was the weakness?" We only can point to a 82 (c+ here) in sophomore math. So the major told my son to apply again, they give you brownie points for trying again. I am not too thrilled about doing this again, since son walks in to UF as a sophomore (30 hours AP/AICE credits) and set to have an easy 4 years with only having to take 12 credit hours each semester. Maybe next cycle I'll get the colonel do the parenting, let his hair go white from this stress!!