Hello! I'm currently a senior in high school and would like to obtain a nomination for USNA this coming year. I applied for nominations from a congressman and two senators in the fall but I did not receive any. The main thing I have to improve is my SAT scores and some grades. I have recently been accepted to Valley Forge Military College for their service academy prep program and am waiting to hear back from a few other military junior colleges. I thought attending a military junior college would be great, except it is very costly and I would be going in as a self sponsored prep student. Another option I have considered is enlisting in the Navy Reserve and taking college classes locally/online in order to save money, improve my grades, and get experience in the U.S. Navy. I am also a Taekwondo athlete and this would allow me to stay local and continue to compete with the martial arts academy that I currently train at. Does anyone know which option would be best in order to gain a nomination and get appointed to USNA?