Hello! I am a female high school junior from Pennsylvania. I am attending NASS and AFA SS (still waiting to hear back from AIM). I was accepted to SLS as well, but because it conflicts with my AFA SS week, I cannot attend. My school does not let out until after all three are over, so I am missing too much school already. I desire to attend a service academy to serve my country and to challenge myself. I am the student that chose to take the lower grade in the harder class just so I would have to work harder. My idea of a good Friday night is four hours on the computer putting together a report. My grandfather was in the navy as a kid, and my uncle was in the army in his twenties. I also have a second cousin that is career navy, but I by no means come from a military environment. I first became interested in joining the military in seventh grade after doing a report on my grandfather. I always assumed I would join the reserves. In high school I found out about ROTC and had my heart set on doing that in college; then, I had a friend get accepted to USNA. Since it was my first encounter with a service academy, I started researching it right away and have been obsessively researching all 5 academies ever since, trying to figure out my fit. Well, I guess that pretty much serves as a good introduction for myself. I look forward to conversing with all the great people on this forum during this year's arduous application process. Good luck to all applicants for class of 2014 !!!