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The Beginning of the End

(Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2013) Permanent link   All Posts
Ward Photo As I finish up the last year at the Academy, I am reminded of all the lasts I have left. My last first day of class. My last CAP week. My last Head of the Charles regatta. My last Labor Day Retreat. My last guaranteed Christmas break. The list continues. This is truly the beginning of the end of my time here at the Academy.


For Mechanical Engineers at the Academy, fall semester 1/c year is said to be the hardest and it is living up to its reputation. Classes are meant to challenge and bring together the past 3 years of learning in a culminating project known as Capstone. In addition, by first class year you are the leader in the activities you participated in the previous years. So in addition to being a Mechanical Engineer, I lead a division, am co-captain of the women’s crew team, participate on the Habitat for Humanity 2013 Council, help with Officer’s Christian Fellowship, and, and, and. The great thing about it all is that everything that I am a part of is something I really enjoy which make the overwhelming parts worth it.


So as I look towards the approaching end, I remind myself I have plenty of months to stretch out the time with friends, and only two more semesters until I am done with school. It isn’t over yet, for better or worse.


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