Okay, so I have been reading this forum for months, thank you for all the answers and help you all have given my family. So here are a couple of quick questions. My son was told by his coach last weekend that he recieved his appointment, and that an official letter for him to sign would be coming in the mail. So he is in, correct? We can breathe a little easier now? Second question: Yesterday we received a postcard in the mail a notice that he received a monimation from the Presidential category. It says "YOU ARE NOW AN OFFICIAL CANDIDATE." What does that mean? We have an appointment with our interview with our Senator on Tuesday, hoping for his nomination. We aren't sure what this postcard means exactly........... seems like we would have gotten something much more official. Thanks for your help.