If I was in your situation, assuming no money from CCN, I would wait a year and reapply. Rewrite your personal statement. Try to find an interesting job and do some volunteer work. If no work ideas--you should probably be able to get a job as a PR or kaplan teacher, maybe powerscore/blueprint/testmasters if you have any teaching/tutoring experience. Find a public interest legal organization near you that your interested in and see if they take interns/volunteers (if there is no formal process set up, just write them and explain your situation--you are planning on attended law school next year and will work for free for the experience). Try to build a better relationship with the current LOR writers and/or try to find new ones.
Something was wrong with your app to be shut out of HYS and get no money at CNN, and it wasn't the "late" application date (though this time around, have everything ready to go within the first few weeks of when a school's app opens up).