Blog Posts - Senior Year



September To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 31, 2016

Headed for USNA? Prepare Yourself–Senior Year

update Here’s a summary of what your senior year in high school might resemble if your goal for college is USNA. This is based on the real experiences of a successful Naval Academy applicant, what she did for the four years of high school to ma...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 16, 2016

July To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 10, 2016

Must Read Books Before You Go to USNA

The Naval Academy covets well-rounded individuals, someone who’s as physical as they are intellectual, able to communicate and defend their nation with equal aptitude. About a year ago, I posted a list of books to be on the reading list of an...
by USNA or Bust on May 25, 2016

USNA 2016 Commissioning Week

From USNA Website: May 20-27, 2016 (Parent packages to be mailed in early March 2013) Please see the 2016 Commissioning Week Schedule of Events Gate Information During Commissioning Week 2016: Gate 1 – vehicular access from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (1...
by USNA or Bust on May 12, 2016

April To Do List for USNA Applicants

update Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy,...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 31, 2016

How to Create a Photo Book Filled with Kids School Memories

Photo Book Styles - View them AllBuild memories that will last a lifetime by creating you very own special photo book featuring your child's school year memories. Include pictures of friends, teachers, field trips, sporting events and more. If you ha...
by Craft drawer on Mar 20, 2016

December To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 3, 2015

Here’s What You Should Know About the Blue and Gold Interview

The B&G (Blue and Gold) Interview allows the Naval Academy one more opportunity to insure that they appoint candidates who will make it through the next nine years. Few colleges invest the time and money in a personal in-home  interview. For the...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 15, 2015

November To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 1, 2015

What’s a Candidate Weekend Visit?

Please accept my personal invitation to spend a weekend visiting the U. S. Naval Academy and historic Annapolis. This visit program is offered only to a select group of candidates.” One day, you get home from school, rush to the mailbox to see if y...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 27, 2015

September To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 13, 2015

Prom… this time of year?

I know I’ve been elusive lately, so I decided to share my day.  Here’s a snapshot of what I was doing this morning.  That’s right!  Taking pictures of my daughter Amy who was celebrating prom in her own way today. … Continu...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Aug 22, 2015

July To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 30, 2015

Reach For The Sky High School Musical 3 Extended Edition

Be honest -- you've probably heard about Senior High School Musical. Actually, chance are you are now learned about Senior High School Musial 3: Extended Edition. And, odds are, even when you do not have kids -- or perhaps a pre-teen -- you've probab...
by Music Entertainment on Jun 17, 2015

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day–Part I

I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on… I-Day CHECK LIST Officially Approved Items (from USNA website): White jockey-style brief underwear (18 briefs will be issued on I-Day). White crew neck fitted cotton undershirts...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 7, 2015

USNA Commissioning Week

From USNA Website: May 15-22, 2015 (Parent packages mailed in early March) To download a PDF version of all event information please click here. Gate Information During Commissioning Week 2015: Gate 1 – vehicular access from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (1:...
by USNA or Bust on May 6, 2015

What to do Once You’re Accepted into USNA

update From Building a Midshipman: How to Crack the USNA Application (Second Edition): I am pleased to offer you an appointment to the United States Naval Academy as a member of the Class of 2008.” It’s 3:16 in the afternoon. You came home as us...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 10, 2015

Your Daughter is Going to USNA. What’s Ahead of her?

Most candidates have heard from USNA. If you are one of the 1,000+ who got an offer, and you accepted, you’re wondering what to do with yourself until I-Day at the end of June. This webpage on USNA.edu will provide black and white details, but...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 5, 2015

April To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 31, 2015


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