Hi! I am a junior in high school who is wants to apply to the US Air Force Academy (and/or West Point, but that one is 2nd priority). My main question is, given what I have written below about my situation, what can I do to improve my application/chances of being nominated/appointed? I do have some weaknesses in my application, because I only thought about and decided to apply when I have the chance on my junior year. There's a reason, but it's probably not relevant here. Major Weakness 1: I do not have any history of sports whatsoever. None. Nada. I am going to try out for Cross Country and soccer as soon as possible, but I'll only get 1 year of sports (1 and a half if I somehow manage to get on a team between 1st and 2nd semester of this year). Major Weakness 2: I have little in the way of leadership. However! I am working to fix this: I am currently in AFJROTC, am the team captain of our JV Cyberpatriot, have been inducted into NHS (KHAS is pending), am trying to get a job in Group Staff (For AFJROTC), and am currently working on a project with NHS for donating rice to the World Food Programme. Major Weakness 3: I have/had ADHD, and was on prescribed medication for it. However, I've been off meds for more than 2 years, and while I used to have a 504 plan, I do not have one any more (We didn't renew (Is that the word to use here?) it 2nd semester 10th grade year, and so I will have been off it for more than 24 months when I apply). Now that I've discussed my major shortcomings, I feel I should mention that I do have some strong points on my application: I got a 1540 on my SAT (780 math, 760 reading) I have a 4.0 unweighted GPA (4.8 weighted) (Although I might not be able to keep that one up...) I attended (and graduated) the Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy (A National Guard affiliated program. In brief, it is a quasi-military alternative high school.) and filled the squad leader position twice, and platoon sergeant position once. Given that, what should I do to help my application be more competitive? Thank you for any and all advice and comments you may have .