Hello everyone! I am a 14 year old female whose dream school is USAFA. As it is my dream school, I was wondering does anyone have advice to give that you wish you had know and/or hasn't been repeated over and over again on this forum? I usually spend free time stalking this forum and the academy admissions website. (Don't worry, I do not have tunnel vision concerning the Academy. I simply wish to attend it, but my end goal is to serve my country, more specifically, as a commissioned officer in the Air Force. My other plans are to go to the same college my sister currently attends and do AFROTC, hopefully to study something in the astro, physics, or applied math fields; I'm not too interested in being a pilot currently. Also, I am on the varsity cheer team at my school, do classical dance outside of school, and work out consistently, so I would say I'm pretty athletic. I am taking all the highest/honors courses available and am taking AP Computer Science Principles this year. I plan to take Algebra II/Trigonometry over the summer because I had taken it in middle school, but wasn't able to make it to the PreCalc class because I switched schools. I would like to take the SAT around sophomore year. I am in Civil Air Patrol and just got my first promotion and will promote as quickly as possible. I've been playing piano for the past ten years, so hopefully that counts as some sort of consistency; I really do enjoy it and I don't want to drop it. I also attend clubs at school: Students Partner with Veterans Club/Organization, Chinese Culture Club as I am Chinese American, and the Aeronautics Association. I do not have any leadership roles in these as I am a freshman who transferred, but I plan to run for elections soon. I volunteer regularly and my goal is to have at least 100 volunteering hours. I'm a bit iffy about my rank within my school, but as I live in a really academically competitive area, Silicon Valley, my hope is that they'll overlook that.) Thank you so much for reading all of this if you did. I hope I don't come off as rude or annoying, but I would like to know anything that might help me through high school and hopefully make it into my dream school without having you all repeat everything that's already been discussed in other threads.