Last night, my MOC had a Public Recognition Ceremony for his SA nominees. It was a lovely ceremony, and many young men and women, including myself, were very excited to receive our official Nomination Certificates. We then all took pictures with our MOC, first as group-shots by SA, and then individually. When I looked at the picture of all the Naval Academy Nominees, I noticed there was something off. I counted the heads, and it turns out that there are fourteen of us. I thought MOCs were only allowed to nominate up to 10 people per SA. I spoke with a staff member, who told me "Four people from our district graduated this year, so that opens up four extra spots, hence the four extra nominees." I still don't understand, though. If there were four spots open, shouldn't it still be ten nominees competing for those spots? Has anyone heard of this happening before? Also, one girl at the ceremony already received her appointment to USNA, and claims she was charged to the President's slate. Does that mean I am now competing against 12 other people, instead of 13 others, for an appointment?