Hello! My name is Sam, I joined due to my interest in attending the Naval Academy. I also joined because I was invited to the November CVW and am interested in immersing myself in my fellow potential USNA candidates. By joining, I hope to gather more knowledge and direction in order to make my dream a reality. Since I was very young, I always wanted to fly. As I grew older, I realized my passion lie within the Navy particularly. My grandfather, having been a Naval Academy graduate and an aviator himself has pointed me in the right direction, and I am now seeking the advice of my fellow peers and candidates in order to hone-in my priorities Junior year. About me: I currently participate in my high school's sailing team. Last we won the New Jersey State Championship for High School Sailing. I also am going to be an Eagle Scout- I recently completed my Eagle Scout Project, and am now completing a few final requirements before my board of review. I volunteer for my local fire department as a cadet, and have been doing so for the past two years. I also have been doing a large amount of volunteerism and leadership for as long as I can remember. Most recently I participated in the Counselor In Training program at a YMCA summer camp. After school, I will be participating in out High school's Cyber Patriot team. I am currently enrolled in my High School's Engineering Academy, and am taking competitive classes Junior year. As an engineer, my classes are S.T.E.M. based. I am a very technically inclined person, and hopefully will pursue a aerospace engineering education if/when I make it to the Naval Academy. The things I need to improve on this year include my personal fitness, and my overall GPA. I also need to begin working on my SAT preparation. I hope that wall of text has given everyone a general idea as to who I am, and who I hope to be by the time I am ready to apply for the Naval Academy. I may have forgotten some things about me, but as previously stated I will be changing a lot this year. If anyone has any advice or any tips/guidance, please share it with me! I am excited to meet the people I will be attending the CVW, and hopefully college with! Thanks in advance!