I'm seeking advice from anyone who has previously applied to the academy and perhaps got accepted. So, with that being said, what does the Academy like to see? My current standing are: Football (Freshman) Varsity Wrestling Boy Scouts (Just joining - will be an eagle scout if I grind to complete the work) Music - I play both piano and guitar in the school band Flying - I've been a student pilot for two years. I will be soloing soon, as it's on your 16th birthday. I volunteer at my aunt's work - they are a non-profit education theatre type place. I will have 60 or so service hours completed by the end of this summer. I'm in Honors Math I - I have a B due to two bad concussions I'm in ACP English - A I'm in ACP Bio - A (102%) I hold a 3.78 GPA - 4.8 weighted GPA I will be participating in a summer job My electives are as followed: Freshman Year: French I Integrated Technology/Health Study hall Sophmore year (already have my schedule): French II Introduction to Engineering Programming Sophmore year I plan on continuing wresting, running cross country, and playing baseball. All of the things mentioned above are my current standings. I will be moving up to Honors Chemistry and Honors English for next year. I was contemplating on doing an independent study for 9 classes instead of the normal 8. I plan on becoming an Eagle Scout and I also plan on completing 150-200 service hours for my sophmore year. Forgot to mention it above, I do aerobatics too. So, do I look competitive? I've spoken with two senators - one flew the plane that I do my training in, and the other is a family friend. Both of these senators have contacted John Boehner for my nomination, but I have to wait two years. I just thought that I should become known/friends with these people now so that they keep me in thought. Also, what would you change or add if you were me? Sorry if I sounded arrogant. I wanted to make sure that I had most of everything I'm involved in so that you would better understand my situation. Thanks!