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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jackdallen, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. jackdallen

    jackdallen Member

    Aug 22, 2015
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    Hello everybody, I am entering my junior year and hoping to receive an appointment to the Naval Academy in the near future. I feel like I am doing everything right. Please tell me if there are places in which I can improve on.

    4.0 weighted gpa/3.9 unweighted

    Haven't taken SAT yet

    Top 10% of my class. Pretty competitive school. Newport Harbor in Newport Beach CA

    Plan on having taken around 9 AP courses by graduation

    Academic excellence award x2

    Sports: Varsity Crew/Rowing

    Novice regional, state and southwest champions

    One of the top teams in the nation with varsity coming in 2nd place by .1 seconds at nationals


    Founded my own non-profit benefiting soldiers returning from combat. www.suitingupsoldiers.com

    President of non-profit

    Founder/officer of local volunteering club

    100+ hours of community service

    Member of 4 clubs around school

    Junior mentoring program- mentor is a senior captain at American Airlines

    Thanks for reading this!

    PS: I'm thinking of joining CAP (civil air patrol) and getting a job as a waiter or at a flight training center to help save costs on getting a pilots license.
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    Please change your screen name to something anonymous ASAP.

    "Steeler fan" comes to mind as a good example.
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  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

    Mar 14, 2014
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  4. Brawny77

    Brawny77 Member

    Jun 9, 2015
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    See if you can get even more leadership roles during this school year. Class or Club officer, team captian, student counsel....
  5. dakine

    dakine Member

    Feb 12, 2014
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    You are in a very competitive district but your resume looks solid. You are getting started at the right time. I can tell you are a hard worker and like challenges. Brawny77 is right on. I can see you are a leader also, demonstrate that by taking leadership positions that are chosen by your peers/classmates.

    Have you read the 2019 USNA Class Portrait pdf? There are statistics of student activities. Tutoring is high on the list too.

    Right now is the time to focus on the SAT. Consider taking SAT study courses. You probably know that already.

    Take a look at NROTC also. USC has a solid program.

    And..make sure to apply for USNA Summer Seminar as early as possible. Put that on your calendar. Exciting times ahead!

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