I know a kid that was interested primarily in 2 SAs. Since its my friend's kid, I’ll just called them SA#1 & SA#2. Over the summer, the kid was accepted into SA#1 summer program but not SA#2’s program. The kid even had significant discussions with the Regional Admission folks from SA#1. The kid completed nearly all of the application for SA#1 and was working on the application for SA#2. It seemed to everyone that the kid was sure to get a nomination for SA#1. Then the kid went to MOC interview, and was awarded a nomination to SA#2. Should any inferences be drawn for the fact the kid got a nomination for SA#2 and not SA#1? Do MOCs look for the better SA fit? Was it just more qualified kids were competing for SA#1? We are all surprised by the outcome because of the interaction with SA#1. The kid could excel at either place, probably SA#2 was actually the better fit. At this point, just run with the nomination and hope for the best? Does this kind of stuff happen a lot?