|6/17/04 - I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE NAVAL ACADEMY!!!
I found out on Thursday, June 3rd - I can't believe that I am actually going!! I-Day is June 30th and I am leaving home to go up to my grandparent's house on June 25th. Through my excitement, I'm also feeling quite nervous, as this is the real thing. But I am ready! I'm continuing to train physically - twice a day, once at 5 am in the morning (have to be ready for the time change on the East Coast, where I'll be getting up at 4 am my time) and another training set in the evenings which is usually a conditioning run with BDU's and weights in a backpack. Well, this is probably my last post since I'm headed off to USNA, I repeat, I'm actually headed to USNA!!!! Oh, I'll try and have someone post my new contact information here once I'm assigned it by the Navy, which will be sometime in August, after plebe summer training.
5/24/04 - I got an offer of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy!! I guess I'll be going there unless of course USNA comes through...
3/17/04 - Click the mid picture below to read an awesome letter my BGO Mr. Villarreal and the Area Coordinator Maj Bruce Davis wrote to the Board on my behalf...
2/10/04 - I was just got a full NROTC scholarship to Texas A&M University (I've been accepted there as well)!
1/1/04 - I had a fantastic trip up to the East Coast! Navy beat Army 34-6, which made the trip even better. While I was up there, my grandparents took me on a trip to New York City. I got to see a Broadway play! My grandparents also bought me a beautiful coat at Kenneth Cole and we spent the rest of the day touring the exciting city of New York. I also got to see my cousin, who works as a massage therapist at the Ritz Carlton. Another highlight of the trip was spending time with my dad and family. I got to be there for my sister Courtney's 13th birthday slumber party. I also got to go back to the Naval Academy and meet with my regional director in admissions office before I flew back to San Antonio. So, in closing, I had a great and exciting trip!
On December 30th, Dad, Ashley, Aaron, and I got to go to the Houston Bowl! Navy played Texas Tech. Although Navy ended up losing 38-14, they played a lot better than the score indicated.
Highlights of 2003!!
Well, after 4 years of an incredible amount of hard work, I finally did it. I won Miss Round-Up! Announcement night was great - a ton of people showed up to support me!!
I took the ACT this year and got a 30, or 1390 SAT equivalent. My top SAT scores are 670 verbal and 650 math.
On August 29th we had our awards banquet for the Cadet Flight Indoctrination Program. I got a certificate and a flight jacket and got to visit with some of my buddies from the program. The Daedalian Foundation also had a fantastic guest speaker who gave a presentation on his experiences as a fighter pilot during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On August 14th I got back from an amazing 11 days at the National Student Leadership Conference on Health and Medicine! I had a ton of fun and met many wonderful people that I will never forget. While I was there I won an essay contest and got to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It was one of the most memorable experiences in my entire life.
On June 17th, I soloed the Cessna Skyhawk 172 (8271X) in 5.7 hours of flight time. It was an amazing experience taking off and landing three times in a plane by myself!
Another big part of my summer was my trip to Annapolis, Maryland where I spent almost a whole week with a bunch of midshipmen. I could write pages of all the experiences I had at the Academy but to spare you all I'll just say that we got up at 5 am every morning, did either PEP, Seal PT (over 200 pushups, 300 situps - HOOYAH!!), Sea-trials (8 hours of the most down and dirty, roll in the mud, feel the burn fun I've ever had), drill practice, formations, and workshops. Every day was absolutely incredible!