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Summer vs State

Discussion in 'Community Information and Feedback' started by Kukailimoku, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Kukailimoku

    Kukailimoku Member

    Mar 1, 2016
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    (moderators, please move this to the appropriate discussion room)

    Summers sessions (any of em) vs Girls/Boys State?

    Hypothetically speaking, if a DD/DS were to get accepted to the summer sessions of all the academies AND the Girls/Boys State and there were scheduling (or finance) conflicts that were unable to be overcome, would it be better for admission/appointment to attend a summer academy program or the State (and possibly the Nation after that)?

    And, why?
  2. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    Girls/boys state will add value the SA application. It provides another opportunity for leadership and it is highly valued by the service academys.

    Summer session will provide the applicant the opportunity to get a better look at life at a SA, so they can decide if a SA is what they want from there college experience. The SA will not penalize an applicant for not attending a summer seminar. Many cannot because of finances and/or logistics.

    IMHO if you can only choose one, go to State. Even better, go to state and nation and obtain one of the elected positions in the programs
    AROTC-dad likes this.
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

    Mar 14, 2014
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    Agree with 5 day.

    Boys/Girls State adds points to a profile. Summer programs are designed to attract the best and get them "sold" on that SA but does not add points.
  4. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    My USMA grad did Boys State and thoroughly enjoyed it. He had no interest in SLE. Other colleges like to see Boys State on your resume too, not just SAs.

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