Hey guys, Just a few questions. I read on the USMA forum page somewhere in a thread that a candidate receives extra points on his or her application if valedictorian. Is this true for USNA? Is this also true for saludictorian? How does the academy necessarily give consideration to class rank? Is it worth it to press forward, devoting every last minute to become 1st or 2nd, or is it essentially no different than being in the top 5% of the class? I'm not saying I'm going to quit trying in school, I really love learning. There are just many other things/ECAs that interest me, and I would like to devote some of that time to excelling in other areas. Is it worth it to slip into third, fourth, or fifth place to do this? My current ECAs are quite decent, and I am already active in clubs and sports. I'm not trying to join more and more clubs just to look more "appealing," I would just like to try some new things- for my own enjoyment. Thanks!