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cadet blogs

Thanksgiving Break.

(Academics, Athletics, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Cardoza Photo Almost done with the school year! Things are winding down so quickly around here! An unbelievable amount of projects and papers are due and everyone has found themselves up to their necks in work. Every year, the same thing happens where the teachers decide to make all the due dates before Thanksgiving break, thinking that it will help us out in the long run. I guess I can’t complain, though! I would much rather get my work done before going on break than having to do it afterward!


This last weekend, rugby season officially came to an end. We made it farther than we ever have before and I am so lucky to have had the support from not only my friends and family, but from the girls on the team. I don’t think I would have kept my sanity throughout the season without them! Even though the season ended, it is hard to be sad about it. We were conference champions and then made it to the top 16 in the country for regionals! Bittersweet ending. Now, I am starting to train for water polo, which is difficult to say the least but well worth it!


I am so excited for Thanksgiving break to come around. Even though I love being at the Academy with all my friends, it will still be nice to wind down for a bit and take a break before coming in for the last couple of weeks before finals!



More about Samantha.


A Service Member’s First Veterans Day

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2017) Permanent link
Corbett Photo Every year I would sit in my high school and watch as Veterans Day would come and go. My school invited roughly 100 veterans and active duty to talk to the students and eat lunch with them. When I accepted my appointment here I thought, “Maybe one day that’ll be me!” When the invitation to attend this year’s events came from an old teacher I responded without delay. Next thing you know I am standing in front of a class of sophomores being introduced as Cadet Corbett from the Coast Guard. I was worried I would not know what to tell the curious minds that wondered about my presence; how just last year I was in the hallways with them, that tall senior. Standing there, talking became easy. I talked of what the Coast Guard does and how little I have done physically, yet how much I have done emotionally. Committing to a service and going through the indoctrination program alone shows a lot of skills and assets such as random things I picked up in my high school days like discipline, or time management, even stress management. I was able to put myself in the student’s seat and tell them what I would want to hear as a student. I told the ridiculous summer stories, and of course about Eagle, things a sophomore in high school finds mysterious and wonderful. I talked with pride of what I have done and what I plan to do. It was my first Veterans Day as a service member, a day I will not let slip from my memory.



More about Shane.