Any tips on what I should work to improve on?

pshaner3

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GPA - 3.9/4.33
(Taken or will take "hard" AP's before graduation such as Chem, Physics 1, Physics C, Calculus, Psych, United States History, Environmental Science, Human Geography)

Act - 33 super score (32 Math/English/Reading, 35 Science, 8 writing)

Wrestling
JV - 10th grade
V- 11th, 12th grade
Captain - 12th grade

Cross Country
JV - 9,10,11th grade
V - 12th grade
Leadership on team - Work with local government to organize groups of runners to clean up our local trail multiple times a year.

Track
JV - 9,10,11,12 grade

Commissioners cup winner - State award given to team volunteer groups who go above and beyond to serve their community
Extra Mile Award winner x2 - Awarded to runners who went above and beyond to support all activities of the team and acted as leaders and role models throughout the season
Sportsmanship award winner - Given to one male runner per season who works tirelessly and can always be called on to help the team win in any way possible

Military Club
Co-founder/Vice President/ President
Club focused on educating students at my school about military opportunities and supporting the local active duty and veteran communities
Lead and organized meetings, donations, etc

Technology Student Association
Member
My group project in scientific visualization was awarded 2nd in the state and top 12 in the nation

Catamount Lead
Member
Group of varsity athletes who act as leaders not only in school but also in the community through volunteer projects

Freshman Mentor
Utilize my position as an experienced and successful student to welcome and assist incoming freshmen both during their introduction to high school and throughout the school year, while answering any questions they may have and providing useful advice.

Part-Time Job

Worked 12+ hours per week during school
Shift Leader - Answer customer complaints, delegate tasks, lead co-workers and act as a "middle-man" between owner and employees.
Employee of the month - Named employee of the month for treating coworkers and customers with the highest respect and for consistently going above and beyond to provide exceptional work and lead the team by example

CFA
Pushups - 71
Pullups - 18
Shuttle Run - 7.56
Mile - 6.20
Basketball Throw - 49......
Situps - 95
Planning on retaking the CFA soon and will definitely max out on pushups, pullups, situps, and most likely the mile run. Have been consistently hitting 70+ feet for basketball throw recently. Shuttle run should perform similarly.

Also applying to - USMA, USAFA, NROTC(marine option)

A broad overview of what I've done in high school

Please let me know of what areas you see that I should work on in order to make myself a more competitive applicant for the United States Naval Academy as well as the other service academies and NROTC.

Thanks!
 

kinnem

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Keep working on the physical fitness, especially as you're pursuing the Marine Option.
 

Old Navy BGO

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You are doing the right things, and are in the game.


The oft overlooked factor is Math/English teacher evaluations .. they are critical, but looks like you are a rising senior, so its too late to change what they think of you. However, if you haven't already submitted them, meet with each of them, tell them what going to a service academy means to you, and ask for their support. That goes a long way...

Oh, and make sure you appy for all nomination sources.
 
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