thank you for your concern. Maybe I am not familiar enough with the facebook groups, but i don't completely understand what makes a facebook group for the academy so different from a facebook group for a civilian college? Typically, with civilian colleges, it is only the students that are incoming freshman who are added into the group, other classes will not be able to see what is posted and said. Also, what is so bad about having an opinion of who you are? People don't change that drastically in a couple of months and so chances are, who you are now is who you will be when you first enter the academy.I can't answer your question; because I don't know. Normally, this forum will have a thread where all the people who follow the forum who received an appointment will put some of their info on. Not sure if one person or an organization has a facebook page for all the appointees.
On a side note; if it were me; (But I'm nobody, so take it with a grain of salt); if I received an appointment, I'd be extremely proud and happy. However, I'd want to keep a very low profile online. Why, pray tell? ; you may ask. This year's junior's at the academy, are going to be your cadre; your leaders at the academy. As well as many of the other lower class cadets. If I'm one of 1,200 coming to the academy, I want to keep a low profile. I want to walk into the academy with no preconceived opinions of me. And, if any of you think that no one at the academy knows who you are; isn't looking at social media for the things you say; and doesn't care what you do before getting there;.............well, all I can say is; you're wrong. Without going into details, if you're a big time standout in social media; prior to arriving to the academy; those there WILL KNOW who you are. It's happened in the past numerous times.
Are you to mean that there are a lot of incoming cadets who are conceited and condescending about their supposed impressive accomplishments? I assumed that a lot of cadets were humble.Not saying being on social media itself is bad. Simply saying to keep a low profile. It's fine to get to know people. But usually, the type of people who go to the academy are type A personalities. They tend to toot their own horn a bit. A remember, you're joining the military. You're not going off to college and joining a fraternity or sorority. And the cadre, your instructors when you get there, are not there to be your friend. They're there to break you down, along with everyone else, and build you back up as a team.
Usually, the ones who have the problems, are the ones who talk online about how they were a commander in jrrotc, cap, etc. and that they think they have a leg up and it will be easier. Or the ones who start talking about how they'll breeze through and they're going to be a pilot and go to grad school, etc. basically spouting their individuality. Stay away from talking about how good you are, and you'll be fine.
They aren't conceited or condescending. "They're 17-18 years old"!!! The hardest thing for someone at that age to comprehend is; "They aren't as mature or as grown-up as they think they are". Most of the people who get appointments have gotten a lot of attention in high school. Most are the high end of the academic scale. All the clubs, sports, volunteering, EC, etc. that makes you competitive for an appointment, are also the things that make you a standout in high school. At y'all's age, this attention and notoriety is very appealing. And for some, very important. Within a couple of days at the academy, you will be placed on equal footing with everyone else. Your individuality will be stripped. You won't be allowed or able to accomplish things by yourself. Tasks are even designed to force you to need each other's help. Most appointees aren't use to this. They're use to doing it on their own. (One of the reasons athletics is so important on your application. It shows you know how to work as a team with others).Are you to mean that there are a lot of incoming cadets who are conceited and condescending about their supposed impressive accomplishments? I assumed that a lot of cadets were humble.
I just saw the other day that a Parent's Resource FB page has been created for the Class of 2021. I know that the LOA is a requirement for membership in this group, but beyond that I don't recall other specifics off the top of my head.If my memory serves me right, I believe that USAFA Admissions will start an official Class of 2021 Appointee FB page and invite Appointees who have accepted. As I recall, it is in the April time frame.
I just saw the other day that a Parent's Resource FB page has been created for the Class of 2021. I know that the LOA is a requirement for membership in this group, but beyond that I don't recall other specifics off the top of my head.