I am currently I high school student wondering if I have a chance of getting into the Air Force Academy with my current situation.
I am an offered athlete from this academy, meaning I could commit to the school today and they would be able to get me in. When they offered me, though, I had not yet received the 1-day suspension I ended up receiving. I did not tell the coach, as I was almost positive the suspension was going to be taken off my record, as what I did was not that serious of an offense, and was my only disciplinary encounter at the school. Things didn’t end up working out for reasons I am not at liberty to say, though, and it will now remain on my record. I was suspended for “stealing” 2 items of food from the cafeteria, even though I went back and paid for the items at the end of the day. The way it works at my school is that you have a card you scan and that how you buy your food, but if you don’t have your card, you don’t eat. At the end of the day, though, you pay for your food by writing your name on a list, as the employees have left by this time. I did that, but I got caught for steeling, and since I go to a very elite private school, I was in violation of our honor council. I know what I did was wrong and it was me just making a dumb decision, but me, as well as our honor council thought that detentions would work just fine as punishment. Unfortunately, our head of school thought otherwise and went against the recommendation and suspended me.
I still have a 34 on my ACT and have a 3.8 GPA while attending one of the most elite schools in the country as well as being the captain of 2 varsity sports. I have also founded a club and done multiple hours of community service. Air Force is where I want to go and I was looking for some insight to if this suspension will affect my chances, even with having the recommendation of the coaching staff.