Hi. I'm new on here and I'm just finishing my Sophomore year in high school. I attended a Admissions Briefing at the USNA when I was out visiting last week. He said to start applying for a Nomination early but how early? April of my Junior year? Earlier or later? Also, when should I contact my teachers asking for Recommendation letters? For the Nominations they require three letters of Recommendation, at least one academic from a teacher. Should I do more than one Academic? if not, besides my teachers, who can I ask for Recommendation letters from? What should I include in the essay they need?