Perhaps this is not the right description, but here is what happened with our MOC's nominations. My DS is applying for the second time and he got a nomination from our MOC. We read the press release about the nominations and noticed that over half of the nominations for the Naval Academy, with two of those going to students attending public schools out of state. I am wondering if it is possible with split families that they may apply in a less competitive district where one parent lives, knowing that if they apply say - in Virginia or Texas - they might not get the nom. Does this happen very often?