Can multiple candidates be appointed from the same school district?

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  1. Amazed

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    My DDs school district has not had a USNA applicant on several years. As it turns out, this year, in addition to my DD, another classmate is also applying. He is an All American swimmer and is already committed to USNA. I'm assuming he's a recruited athlete- don't know if he has a LOS, but the school district has a picture of him on it's website saying he's verbally agreed to USNA.

    My DD is really, really upset...she feels she can't get an appointment bc her classmate is already "in". My DD is not a recruited athlete.

    Can anyone give me some insight...is what my DD thinks, true? Does USNA only take 1 kid from a school district/area?

    She's worked so hard for this..I'm hoping she's incorrect, and someone here will have something positive I can repeat to her.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. Brave

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    My DD is at USMA while another young lady from her school (albeit two years older) is at USNA.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    Yes. Many posts on this.

    I work with a school where typically 2-6 kids receive appointments each year.

    Twins are often appointed. They are in the same district, usually the same school and even the same house.:)
     
  4. pleber16

    pleber16 USNA 2016 5-Year Member

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    Yep, I knew a bunch of sets of twins in my class. We even had a set of triplets.
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Yes. As mentioned, tons of threads on this. Plenty of appointees come from the same school.
     
  6. Amazed

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    Oh that's good to know. Thank you all! I tried to search for this info before posting, but clearly didn't do it correctly. Thanks for the kind advice.
     
  7. SRJ

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    It's all good! I have a friend who is committed for a sport but I (with no affiliation with athletics) actually ended up getting my appointment to USNA before him!
     
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  8. Bill P

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    DS school had two last year and multiple in years prior -- not a military school. Keep the faith.
     
  9. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    At my school we usually have anywhere between 4-9 kids go to Service Academies. In a typical year, we'll have 1-2 USMA, 1-2 USAFA, 2-3 USNA, and 1 going to a Prep School. It's common that most of our kids who accepted Service Academy appointments are male, but the female concentration typically lies in Navy and Air Force. We haven't had a girl go to West Point in 4 years, meaning she's a firstie now and that if I get an offer I'll be breaking a streak. In my high school career, no seniors have decided to attend USCGA or USMMA, though we do have Alumni and Alumnae who have attended the two schools.

    Keep in mind my school is highly competitive, as the senior class is usually comprised of no more than 25o members in a given academic year. Our regular class size is roughly 220.

    This means that almost 4% of our students attend Service Academies in an average year.

    This year might have an even higher number, as we have an impressive number of Service Academy applicants this time around and 2 USMA LOAs, 1 USAFA LOA, and 1 USNA LOA. 3/4 of those are for athletics and all recruited athletes are male this year. One wrestler and two lax players.

    While the Service Academies do aim for geographic diversity, you'll see kids get in from the same school district, or even the same school all the time. It may be harder to obtain a nomination from your MOCs if you have a load of competitive candidates from your district, but that doesn't mean you can't get one. Proximity to what you'd call "high school superstars" is something a typical Service Academy applicant has to deal with...there's always going to be someone out there more qualified than you. That fact keeps me humble and proud at the same time--it should remind you that your DD is someone special, but she'll still have to fight for her slot in the Academy just like everyone else.

    I think you'll find it reassuring that I'm not a blue chip to USMA, but I was lucky enough to get an LOA after improving every area of my candidate file that I have control over at this point. As I mentioned before, my school has 3 blue chips in the senior class this year and one of them is to USMA. We are in the same region and communicate with the same RC, but that doesn't mean that West Point isn't big enough for the two of us.

    USNA isn't too big for your DD and that amazing swimmer, either ;)

    Good luck!
     
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  10. Old Navy BGO

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    Answer is of course yes,,,,but you should understand that it does have an impact. The issue is not candidates in the School District, but rather how many Candidates are in the Congressional District. Each appointee has to have a Nomination. There are a lot of threads on this Forum about how Admissions has to select from a slate for each MOC. DD may be competing with this guy for your Congressman's spot , and if he is recruited or has a LOA, he may have an advantage. That being said, both DD and Recruited Swimmer have multiple Nomination slates to compete under, and if both are competitive, both can certainly get the Appointment. Bottom line, there are numerous scenarios that could play here, and there is really little to be gained from trying to consider "what ifs" -- get the application submitted, apply for all nomination sources, and always have a Plan B. Good Luck.
     
  11. Enthalpy

    Enthalpy 2021 USMA Dad

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    Amazed: We had the opportunity to go through the same stress last year. Tell your daughter to keep up the hard work, have a solid plan B and C as I have learned from this board and it its definitely possible to get more than 1 appointment in the same year from the same district.
    Keep searching this board as there are many more examples.
    Godspeed.



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  12. Enthalpy

    Enthalpy 2021 USMA Dad

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    This was Capt MJ response's to my last years stress about the same situation from another thread. Again both recruited athlete and DD both got appointments. which nomination they came from we don't know as DD received congratulatory phone calls from two out of three nomination sources.