Hello Everyone. I first off would like to say a couple things, first being I will sort of ask "How am I doing? / Am I competitive?" And second of all I know that the loud resounding answer to that is that you do not know and can't tell for sure. I do understand how the Academy works in its choosing, and how those who may not have expected to get in, do get in, and those who have expected to get in, don't. I do also understand that it is a mental, moral, and physical, whole rounded person type of requirement to get in. Thirdly, this is quite long, so a warning for that. Main reason why I'm making this post is because I really just think it's motivating having someone who's been there or done that, or even other people tell you that you're either on the right track, need work, or are fine. Of course I won't take anything anyone says to heart/gospel, but this is a huge online community all about service academies, and considering that I'm one of the very few (possibly only one for this year) at my school who wants to go down this route, so there is not many people to talk to about such. ANYWAYS, here are my standings: Basic Requirements: -Have all been met GPA: - Cumulative up until now weighted: 4.35 - Cumulative for my Junior year weighted: 4.71 - Cumulative up until now unweighted: (school doesn't give it but) 3.98-4.0 - Cumulative for my Junior year unweighted: 4.0 Class Rigor: Freshman Year: All classes were "Accelerated" we could not take AP's that year Sophomore Year: Took 2 AP classes (including AP Physics) and 1 Honors Junior Year: Took 5 AP classes and ROTC was my 6th class Senior Year: Planning on taking 3 AP classes (5 was quite the number xD) and might take one honors class Class Rank: - 7th out of 631 for my graduating class Extra Curricular: So I have already talked to my Blue and Gold officer about my lack (or more so my perceived lack) of extra curricular activities but here is what I have so far: -MCJROTC - Will be all 4 years of high school. Currently an officer, in the program. Might be the XO next semester and the CO for my second semester. Large chance of those two but unsure. Large chance if I don't get the XO, I will be a Company Commander, but surely an officer. I have received many awards and such in ROTC. I started doing Color Guard junior year, and will do it again senior year, as well as Armed Drill Team senior year as well. - Orchestra and Jazz Band: Did Orchestra up until the end of my sophomore year (when it got cut as a class) and I did Jazz Band my junior year. I can also play a large variety of instruments by the way. Sports: - I'll be 100% honest and say I have done none. Now again my Blue and Gold officer knows the reasons, and I will explain them again in my interview, but I am able to do more extra curricular so I will actually be joining Swim in the Spring Sports season. Academic League: - An academic team at my school, which I've done my sophomore year and my junior year and will be doing again my senior year. At my school academic league is considered a sport, and it is during the Fall Season (and a bit during the winter seasons for playoffs/tournaments and such). - My first year I got moved up to the Varsity team after only two matches, and got Varsity Rookie of the year. AP Club: - Basically I was a representative chosen by my AP US History teacher to talk about AP test readiness and such like that Other "Important" Things/Skills - I went to Boy's State this summer - I went to the Naval Academy Summer Seminar - I speak another language (not Spanish, but i'll be working on that) - I have been programming for about 3 years and I am proficient in many languages - I have been playing the violin for about 10 years and am also proficient in many other instruments: cello, piano, trumpet, drum set, and others. I actually read notes. CFA, and Fitness in General: Alright so I am including my scores for the CFA I took at NASS but I WILL be retaking it. Just showing them. - Basketball Throw: 69 Feet (I really tried for 70 xD ) - 120 Feet Sprint: 10.76 seconds (I really have to re-do this one. In practice I usually got 9 seconds, I always started late when told to "Go") - Pull-ups: 7 - Pushups: 35 (Horrible number, did much better in practice. Now I know I have to go ALL the way down. I was told to repeat so many or that many didn't count, so that just wore me out and I did quite badly) - Crunches: Got all 95 - Mile Run: 7:38 Swimming: I will be honest again and say that I can not swim. Well. Now I know, I know, this is the NAVAL academy, meaning if you can't swim things will be bad for you, but I have been working hard at it. My parents have just barely got to understanding that I need to live outside of my house a bit to do well in life, so I will be going to the pool much more often. I have already started working on my swimming, and I've improved much and have been lucky to find people who give me tips. I can guarantee that I'll have it down before January. Distance Running: I can run about 2 miles now without stopping, and it takes me about 14 minutes. I know the sweet spot is 3 miles in 18 minutes, so that's my goal actually. And I do intend on getting more running in. Leadership/ Gained Positions: Freshman Year: - Class Elected President of Orchestra Class - Student Council Sophomore Year: - Class Elected Again as President of Orchestra Class (I've been playing the violin for almost 10 years, so) - Varsity Academic League Junior Year: - Vice President of Academic League - Varsity Academic League SAT/ACT Scores: SAT: 1390 with a 710 in the Math Portion and a 680 in the Reading/Writing Portion ACT: Will get my scores in about a week or two Nominations: I'm being nominated by my JROTC unit, but not only that I am applying for other nominations as well from everyone that I can. President/Vice President/Senators/District Representative so I can give an update on that. Everything will be sent out in about a month (I need my official transcripts so I have to wait for school to open xD ) Community Service: As of now, 235 Hours If there is anything else that you would like to know about me, I could just put it here, but again like I said above, I'm just wondering how I am doing and such. I know I can improve in anything, and I have looked at the class of 2021 class profile, and compared myself in what I could. I am planning on retaking the CFA, and working on my physical (especially swimming) in general. Thanks all for reading, and any comments/help/tips/criticism is welcome! They are all needed to help me on this journey. Thanks again.