Hello! I am a 13 year old female heading into 9th grade and am interested in the military academies! I have been looking into them for years and have especially been drawn towards the Naval Academy/Air Force Academy! I am the first person in my family to be born in America, but serving the U.S. Army is my dream. If any of you could help me out or have any advice, it would be greatly appreciated!! I will go ahead and give a little back ground. I have a 4.0 GPA and have taken High School courses all through middle school and have earned the college credits for math and Spanish. I participate in varsity sports and community service as well. The other week, I have attended STEM camp for USNA and it was amazing! Currently I am modeling part time. I am planning on quitting senior year, but could modeling on my resume effect my chances of getting into any of the academies in a negative way? (I apologize for these next questions, because they are so vague..) What is some advice for the next 4 years of high school (Especially freshman) to improve my chances? If I keep up with everything I am currently engaged in, do I have a pretty good likelihood of being accepted? And, I have heard many people that get in have multitudinous connections with high up people, however, I do not unfortunately. Any advice or tips at all would be amazing!! Thank you very very much!