So for the past two years, my dad (now retired) was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. As a result, I attended Lejeune High School, which has about 500 students. While there, I was my class's president, I played varsity baseball and ran cross-country, was in a school play, Honors classes, JROTC, and NHS, finishing my sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA. I had done everything I could possibly do to be competitive for the service academies. However, this summer my family moved to northern Virginia, where I am attending a high school of over 2000 students. Although I am in 3 AP classes and still in NHS and JROTC, I am somewhat scared about how this reflects on my record. My new school offers AP classes to freshmen and sophomores- classes I would have taken had they been offered at my old school. I've also realized my chances of being student body president here are down the drain since I don't really know any other juniors at my school. I passed on running cross country this fall so that I could do the fall baseball league at my school in order to be more competitive for varsity baseball in the spring. I've tried to do as much as I could manage for this year, but I still feel that my transition here halfway through high school came at a terrible time and will mess up my previously good record. Will the admissions board understand why so many things changed, or will they just assume I stopped trying?