Am I Competitive? What should I Do Next?

Am I compettive

  • No: Academics...

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Yes

    Votes: 3 75.0%

  • Total voters
    4

BobSanderz

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I fear my greatest challenge will be my teacher evaluations for English and Math as I did not have the greatest relationship with those Jr. year teachers...

But here is my packet going into Senior Year at my Military Highschool

I did not get into S.L.E

I'm working on nominations at this time for California Senators and Congressman Brad Sherman

Academics:

GPA: 3.79 Weighted
Class Rank: 17/72
AP Coursework: Biology, English Language and Composition, U.S. History, (12th Grade), Economics, (12th Grade), Government, (12th Grade), Computer Science (12th Grade)
S.A.T: CR (630); M(570) E: 6/6/6 [June Score Incoming, expecting increases...]

Athletics:

Varsity Tennis - Lettered (2 Seasons)
Varsity Wrestling - Lettered (1 Season)
Raider Team - (2 seasons) [Captian for 1]

Honors and Awards:
2019:
-1st Place (Team Captain) – Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) National Fitness Challenge
-Non-Commissioned Officer of the Grading Period (Training N.C.O.)

2018:
-General William W. Crouch Award (Distinguished Warrior Award) – for academic achievement, leadership skills and superior citizenship
-Honorable Mention – Harvard Model Congress

2017:
-Major Samuel W. Peterson Legion of Merit Award – for citizenship, leadership and personal appearance
-Dean Raymond Ede Award – for superior academic achievement
-Cadet of the Year (JROTC Superior Cadet)
-Non-Commissioned Officer of the Grading Period (Platoon Sergeant)

2016: Cadet of the Grading Period


Leadership:
JROTC
2016-2017: Guidon
2017-2018: Platoon Sgt
2018-2019: Training N.C.O
2019-2020: Battalion S-3

Extra C's
2016-2017: Cyber Patriot Team (Team Captian 2017)
2017-2018: L.E.T: (Class Leader)
2017-2018: JPA/JROTC PROGRAM ACCREDITATION (Cadet Liaison 2018)
[Led briefing of U.S. Army representatives on all aspects of the Academy’s JROTC program]
2016-Present: Quality of Life Council (Vice President 2017), (President 2018)
2017-Present: J-LAB/JROTC Leadership Bowl Team (Team Captian 2018)
2017-Present: Key Club (Vice President 2018)

Volunteerism:
2018-2019:
-Academy Blood Drive (Committee Member / Participant)
(2 events per school year)
Helped organize and execute the Academy’s bi-annual event to collect blood donations from Cadets, administrators, faculty, and staff.

2018:
-HOMES-4-FAMILIES (Build Assistant)
(14 hours per week/3weeks)
Helped build affordable housing for local veteran families.

-WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA (Facilitator / Participant)
(8 hours)
Helped achieve the organization’s mission to remember and honor fallen soldiers by laying wreaths on graves at Miramar National Cemetery.

2017:
-ACADEMY FOOD DRIVE (Creator / Participant)
(5 hours per week/4 weeks)
Created and supervised the Academy’s first-ever food drive through which Cadets collected 374 lbs. of food from Academy neighbors to benefit the San Diego Food Bank.

2017-Present:
-Cadre (Chief of Operations 2019)
(40 hours per week/2 weeks per year)
Train and mentor incoming Cadets to help them acclimate to the military school environment.
 
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tug_boat

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These types of questions are very difficult to answer because of so many variables. Probably one of the biggest hurdles is understanding your nomination source. "The Valley" where your congressperson is from, oddly doesn't have a lot of students wanting to a attend service academy in comparison to Orange County area where its very very competitive for nom sources. You look well rounded but one of the biggest Plebe killers is Calculus. You don't show a good calc foundation.

Push Hard, Press Forward
 

BobSanderz

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These types of questions are very difficult to answer because of so many variables. Probably one of the biggest hurdles is understanding your nomination source. "The Valley" where your congressperson is from, oddly doesn't have a lot of students wanting to a attend service academy in comparison to Orange County area where its very very competitive for nom sources. You look well rounded but one of the biggest Plebe killers is Calculus. You don't show a good calc foundation.

Push Hard, Press Forward

Thank you so very much for reviewing my packet and replying. I am taking Pre-Calc Senior year, is that non-competitive? Or is it an SAT issue?
 

GoArmyBeatNavy

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Jul 17, 2010
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Your SATs are low. I recommend you take the ACT. Most people do better on it in relation to the Whole Candidate Score Algorithm.
 

MidCakePa

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As @tug_boat said, very difficult to make that call based on such limited information served without any context. SAs want to know you’re taking the hardest classes your school has to offer — especially in STEM — and excelling in them. That usually means AP Calc, AP Chem, AP English, AP History. That counts for much more than GPA. Your SAT puts you around the average, if not below. You have a lot of titles and awards, but what they’re really looking for is leadership impact. But again, very difficult to say via this two-dimensional lens of SAF.
 

BobSanderz

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As @tug_boat said, very difficult to make that call based on such limited information served without any context. SAs want to know you’re taking the hardest classes your school has to offer — especially in STEM — and excelling in them. That usually means AP Calc, AP Chem, AP English, AP History. That counts for much more than GPA. Your SAT puts you around the average, if not below. You have a lot of titles and awards, but what they’re really looking for is leadership impact. But again, very difficult to say via this two-dimensional lens of SAF.

Thank you for your guidance, its very appreciated.
 
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