Boy's State Governor value?

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  1. AcademyHopeful_50

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    I've been lurking around these forums for about a year now. I'm heading into my senior year and am chest-deep in the ROTC and Academy application procedures... I'd like to start off and say that these forums are fantastic resources for aspiring Midshipmen/Cadets.

    I recently attended Keystone Boy's State, June 24th-30th. I was truly humbled by the level of involvement and success that some of these kids had.

    I was able to win the nomination of my party to run for governor and ended up winning governor in the primary election. I know that Boy's State is a major resume booster, but how about being elected Governor? I know that on each Activity Record for each Academy's application there is a checkbox for 'Governor' or 'Lt. Governor'.

    My SAT's are 740CR, 660M, and 700W. GPA is 3.255U/W and I am ranked top 40% in a very competitive high school. I am a legacy; my father attended the Academy, '85, and my mother us a AFROTC product from Duke University.

    I'm not giving a full list of my qualifications as that wasn't my original question. Any help would be much appreciated! Again, how much will Boy's State Governor help me?
     
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    newhampshirecandidate 5-Year Member

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    As my father would say "it's an added feather in your cap." My interviewers for USNA and ROTC last year were very impressed that I had gone to and completed Boy's State - and I wasn't the governor - so I think it will definitely help you. The whole Boy's State Program is a leadership experience, and leadership makes up about 30% of your admissions battle. That being said, being governor won't make up for weak academics or failing the CFA, but I think it definitely helps show USNA you have leadership ability, and it also will help a lot with the MOC interview process.
     
  3. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    It just so happens that Congressman Todd Platt's, PA District 19, was a speaker at our session of Boy's State and also happens to be my MOC who I am applying to for nomination. Will definetly help.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Beef up the math scores,it's all about super score value for LOA's. Push the class rank and don't rely on legacy factors. I was told to not show up for Navy summer seminar vs. Boys State and that showed me what they valued.

    :thumb:
     
  5. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Is my math SAT score horrid, or good?
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Your math score is not horrid. It's OK. It might even be good enough. But you'll be competing against folks with higher math scores, so I recommend trying to improve it. In addition to pursuing a MOC nomination, pursue a Presidential bin. You are most likely eligible. More noms is better.
     
  7. AcademyHopeful_50

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    What about my reading? Is a 1400 competitive?

    My application will be entirely complete, and I am sending my request for Presidential nom in tomorrow. Seeking an MOC nom as well.
     

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