There's an old sailor motto that says, "You can't adjust the wind but you can adjust your sails." The admissions process to the academy or any other highly selective school is simply a numbers game. Everyone who got this far is highly qualified, but only a certain number can be appointed. There's no reason to fall into a dark hole of despair or to doubt your accomplishments or abilities. Chin up, and get excited about plan B! What are your plans dausthemouse?
I saw this on the Naval Academy forum and wanted to share it with everyone here. On a difficult day for many, best of luck with a revised course heading, new adventures and new ports of call. Fair winds and following seas.