I have few questions for those who have served on a MOC's advisory panel. Recognizing that there will be some variance between MOC offices, what process, typically, does an advisory panel use to get from a large pool of otherwise qualified applicants down to a slate of candidates that it recommends for nomination? ( I'm guessing there is some ranking system.) Assuming many more impressive candidates than there are nominations to give, does one factor hold more sway (SAT/ACT scores, for example, since they are arguably the only objective common variable)? Also, how does the panel assure that candidates interviewed late in the process get equal consideration? And last, would 40 total applicants be considered a "competitive" district? Just curious about how it all works; thanks for your input.