My son had his first MOC interview this weekend and was told there are 300 candidates this year! Apparently it is the biggest turn out ever - ugh. So we are trying to be realistic - if he doesn't get a nomination from our 2 senators, congressman or VP, he has 2 plan B college apps in the works. He had heard though that if an academy really wanted you, you could be accepted and the academy heads have nominations they can give out. Is there any truth to that or just wishful thinking?