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Happy Holidays!

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Alexander Lloyd With school rapping up and the Christmas season drawing near, things have been pretty busy here at the Academy. This semester has really seemed to fly by. Even having returned from Thanksgiving leave just a week ago, winter leave is less than two weeks away.

Thanksgiving was a much needed break to get pumped up for the final two weeks of school. I received just over a week of leave, including a few extra days to spend recruiting at some local high schools in my home town. My Thanksgiving was spent with family and friends at a really good friend’s ranch in Ojai, California. With good company, sunny weather (even if a bit on the cold side), and awesome food, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. It is always great to spend that time with family and realize how many things one has to be thankful for in life.

In the short week since my return, I have worked on a project of some kind nearly every night; however, I am proud to say that I am turning in my last homework assignment of the semester today. Seven tests and an essay stand between me and home, but the nearly three weeks of leave on the other end make it all worth it.

It is amazing how quickly time is passing, considering there are now only three semesters remaining in my time at the Academy. I look forward to next semester, finding out where I will be spending my coming summer working with the Coast Guard, and, of course, buying a car to bring back here next year. I wish any prospective cadets reading good luck in their own schooling and college applications and happy holidays to you and your families! ERE

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