Hey, everybody. So, I'm a Junior in high school. Aspiring to go to USMA or USNA. I've heard a lot that Boy's State is an extremely good thing to put on any resume let alone one for a Military Academy. When I spoke to my guidance counselor, she told me that the process bases itself from the American Legion giving us a list of potential candidates- ones that they think are qualified- and the faculty accepting/reccomending them for an interview. This is contrary to everything I've read or been told before by others. Important to note is that I'm out of central New Jersey (a few miles north of Trenton). What I've gathered & researched is that people are collected by the faculty and their information is sent to the American Legion for consideration. So, how exactly does this work? This also seems contrary, considering I can apply online supposedly? That brings me to the latter question. Second, since I'm out of New Jersey, I'm hoping to come into the ALJBS (American Legion Jersey Boys State), and they claim to have an application, something I wasn't previously aware of. However, when I attempt to access it, I get an "HTTP Error 500" page on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, and a blank screen on Mozilla Firefox. TL;DR: I'm almost uneducated on the idea of Boys State (Specifically ALJBS). Could someone run me through the process for someone really wishing to attend this year (2018)? Any information at all is appreciated.