I am really interested in West Point, and I am currently trying to get into more leadership positions in high school (I am a junior). However, I have not been in many leadership positions throughout the entirety of high school. I have been team captain of my travel team for many years now, but I did not hold any officer positions my freshmen, sophomore, or beginning of junior year. Lately I have been getting more involved, I am now in Student Government, have found some volunteer places that I am really passionate about, and I am trying to start a club at school to do more volunteer work regarding what I have been doing. However, I am not sure if administration will let me start the club as it is getting close to the end of the school year. How big of an effect will my lack of leadership positions in the beginning of highschool/ beginning of junior year have on my application? Congressional nomination packets are just now being released, so I am waiting a little bit until I have accomplished more in Student Government and through volunteer work until I submit them.