Hey, the only thing I'm worried about for noms & the appointment (apart from grades of course), is the leadership I have. Currently, I am co-captain of a Latin Formation Dance Team that competes on a national level - Nationals on June 13th 2009 . We are also competing in an international tourney in Hungary in a few months. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_dance .... though if anyone can speak German, there is muuuuuch more info there; here's a picture - though not of me: http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php..._cteam_2007).jpg&filetimestamp=20070612134101) I am also a core member/representative for our Peer Counselling Club - which means I counsel, tutor and mentor kids in Grades 6-12. Oh and I was on the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team at my school sophomore year - the one year I was in the States so the one year I had the opportunity. Though Junior year I did travel to the Paris MUN last Nov/Dec as a Delegate in the Political Committee. And another thing. Civilian unis like their students to be 'interesting'. I'm assuming the SAs do too? For example, I speak 3 languages (English, German & Spanish) at home daily -- what I say something in depends on what language I remember the appropriate words in ; and my mum and I also speak French together when we want to practice. I've also been selected to dance in concert for the Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, and have danced for him in Vienna, Arnheim, Amsterdam and Paris -- 'team'; in addition I've been selected to 'open' some of the most prestigious Viennese balls, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's, as a Debutante -- pair. I've moved 8 times and attended 6 (?) schools so far, and in two different languages too (English and German). [Not boasting, just proud It never sounds interesting to me but when one writes it, it looks kinda cool ] (Because of this I don't have a single activity that I've done throughout the whole 4yrs of high school except figure skating). Is any of the last bit going to make any Admissions person at the Academy go "oooooh"? Does this fall under the 'academic' category or what?? Rereading, my main question really is: How's my Leadership component looking?? What else could I do?