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cadet blogs

Recapping Leave

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Bilodeau Photo I have not written a blog in a while so I will reflect on November and December. Both of these months were filled with a lot of time for leave. I left the Academy to go on Recruiting Leave in my hometown of Scarborough. I visited my old high school as well as a neighboring private high school. It feels like just yesterday that I was applying to the Coast Guard Academy, but there I was, recruiting students to join me at the Academy. I spent a quiet Thanksgiving with my parents and my boyfriend then headed back to the Academy for a week and a half of school before finals, which went generally well. After finals, three other 3/c and myself went to Miami to embark on a cruise for week. After the cruise, I went to Naples to visit my family and then finally made it to Maine.


Leave was relaxing and long. For the first time I was not nervous about coming back to the Academy. I wanted to return to see my friends and start new classes.


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Skipping the Fall, Living the Winter, Planning the Summer

(Academics, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2014) Permanent link
Capuzzi Photo It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to write, so please forgive for that. But I have plenty of excuses why I haven’t.


At the beginning of the year, I was elected Treasurer for the Class of 2014. Now, every Wednesday I sit down with four of my classmates and our class advisor and we discuss ways to have fun as a class. In September, we held a cookout down by the waterfront and hung out. We also put on a class-wide Halloween party at Stonington Lodge, complete with scary movies and a costume contest.


Our biggest project this year is Ring Dance. Ring Dance occurs at the end of second class year and is one of the most memorable events for cadets. At Ring Dance, we are presented with our class rings; the symbol of our time at the Coast Guard Academy. With our class crest on one side and the Coast Guard Academy crest on the other, the men and women of the Class of 2014 will be forever linked to this hallowed institution. While we’re getting ready for Ring Dance, we’re also in the early planning stages for Castle Dance, our pre-graduation formal in Newport, Rhode Island.


My season with the Offshore Sailing team came to an abrupt end a month early due to a concussion I sustained during practice. A concussion can really ruin a semester. When you can’t think straight and your head always hurts, there is no way you can take tests or quizzes. I fell behind in school and worked hard to catch up. Fortunately, my efforts paid off and my grades did not slip.


Skipping the Fall, Living the Winter, Planning the Summer (Continued) PDF Icon 


More about Nick.