While my son was at USNA for a visit last weekend, the letter came. His final qualification-dun dun dunnnnnn-The Nomination. We didn't open the letter though. I wanted it to be more special than just opening the daily mail. I made sure it was good news online, and then I planned a catered dinner and invited everyone who was a piece to the puzzle...teachers, coaches, friends, family, registrar, etc. He showed up at the house totally surprised and had no immediate idea why everyone was here. Then we gave him the letter and his official blue folder to read aloud. It was very emotional and memorable. He will never forget the moment he got the good news. Good luck to all of you who are still waiting.