I am applying to VMI as a backup to the SA's and would love to end up there. I am a senior and my GPA is about a 4.16 weighted and a 3.65 unweighted. I recieved a score of 1860 on the SAT, Math-540, Reading-710, Writing-610. I am planning on taking it one more time in October. I am at least 20th ( may have moved up, noy sure) out of 212 in my class. I also have plenty of sports such as: Track 1 year (plus this year and will letter), Cross Country (letter) 1 year, football 2 years (co-captain), will be wrestling in my senior year (should letter), and recreational/travel soccer for 4 years (co-captain). I also have plenty of other EC's such as: clubs- VA DECA Club 2 years, Beta Club 3 years (and will be treasurer senior year), Spanish Club 1 year, Trojan Club (Varsity athlete club) 1 year, and an SCA rep for 2 years. I am also attending a selective leadership program held by my local Chamber of Commerce. Almost every class I have taken throughout high school has been either advanced (not AP) or dual enrollment college credit. I also attend an engineering program called the Piedmont Academy of Engineering and Technology for morning classes every school day (for junior and senior year) that is similar to a Governor's School program. I take college english, math, and engineering classes there. With this program I completed a 2 week program called Industry Fundamentals which focused on team building excercises and also allowed me to tour several multi-national company facilities such as FedEx Air and Volvo. This summer I completed a 4 week engineering internship with a multi-national transformer company called ABB Inc. I also work about 20 hours a week at Chick-Fil-A. I am also a licensed U.S. Soccer referee and work as a ref for a soccer club. I also volutnteer as a youth coach for this club. I am proficient in two 3D modeling engineering MATHCAD Softwares: SOLIDWORKS and APT Creo. I also did Cub/Boy scouts in grade school, but not past about the 6th grade or so. The only flaws I may have are a speeding ticket and I have gotten In school suspension (which is for very minor offenses at my school) twice. Once for horseplay on a bus and another for driving to the engineering academy when unauthorized to do so (because I missed the bus). One other thing that I may add that (I am not sure if it makes a difference) is that I go to a nationaly recognized high school that is ranked in the top 2,000 high schools in the country. I am also running for class officer (not sure which position yet) and am planning on joining one more club. I could possibly also be elected to an officer position in Spanish Club. One other thing that I think helps is that I live in VA. I know that no one on here can give me a definitive answer, but I also realize that there are many very intelligent people on this forum who can tell me what they think. Also, I would appreciate it greatly if those of you who were recently accepted, wait listed, or denied to VMI to share some stats and credentials if you do not mind.