Only 13 years old but still less temperamental and single-minded than the people that have commented on my thread.Here, Yellowfellow, look at it this way.
You've gotta take the positive out of everything, because everything happens for a reason. You've got a very long path ahead of you. Some people take criticism differently, and that's okay, because everyone is different in between their ears. But, not everyone knows how you think or why you think that way. Everyone on here is doing all that they can to help you, because I can guarantee just about everyone on here wants you to succeed, which is why this thread is so active. I know that my appointment to USNA is not guaranteed, but I'm still going to take all the help I can get and offer all the help I can give to everyone else competing for a slot. Why? Because that's integrity. As for why I brought that up, you need to realize that being sassy and a smart mouth is not very intergrous, nor will cadet cadre or anyone else in your life appreciate it.
So basically what I'm getting at here is;
Take whatever bit of positive you can get out of the most negative. It makes you happier, realizing that the people on here only want to make you a better person, mentally and morally. And, seriously dude, watch your tone.
But I'm only 13, so what do I know?
If I was you, I would hope that Rep Sean Maloney of NY-18th district doesn't publish his service academy nominations any time soon, because there's only going to be a limited number of people on that list with nominations to West Point and USAFA.
I have to say, as I have read this thread, I can't tell you how much I agree with Cerberi, as my DD received TWE in April, she maxed out her physical test, with the exception of basketball throw. Last night recognized during honors night with a GPA of 103.07, team captain of her swim team! 7th in her class... Her congressman, her ALO, the Colonel of the JAFROTC all said she was highly competitive great resume. She has a TWE, wanted AFA more than she ever wanted anything in her life. She swims HS and club, 3000 to 5000 yards 6 days a week... A stellar young lady! As many are who received TWE!