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2012: A Year to Remember

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Ellis Photo WELCOME BACK! I just got back to the Academy today after a too-short winter break. The past three and a half weeks went by so quickly. Honestly, now that I’m back, it’s really hard to remember that I just spent three weeks at home. I had a lot of fun, I spent time with my family, made Christmas cookies, went to the All Academies Ball, and celebrated the end of an amazing 2012 and the start of 2013.


As I reflect back on 2012, I think about all the amazing things I’ve done. I was accepted to the Academy, I graduated high school, completed Swab Summer, climbed to the top of the mast on USCGC Eagle, and finished my first semester at USCGA. 2012 will be a year to remember for me. But now I’m looking forward to getting back to business in my second semester here at the Academy. I’m looking forward to starting school and beginning to earn back some privileges and finally get on our way to becoming 3rd class! But for that – the class of 2016 has a battle ahead of them.


We have to continue doing our 4/c things, doing well in school, and now, studying for boards. Boards are an indoctrination exam that all 4/c must take beginning in March. We must study about 40 pages of information, of which anything could be asked of us. Once we pass this, we are on our way to becoming 3/c!


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at!


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