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One More Long Semester

(Academics, Athletics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Gurtler Photo Readers: I know that I have not been very up-to-date on my postings recently but I am going to do my best to make up for it this semester! Considering I had 21 credits last semester, was in season for basketball for the majority of it, and had numerous singing engagements along the East Coast, it really is a wonder I had an opportunity to breathe!


Nonetheless, after a much-deserved break, I flew in from Wisconsin on the 28th for basketball practice, moved into my new room today with a new roommate, and picked up my hefty stack of textbooks in preparation for a new semester. My course load appears to be just as jam-packed as the last, which is a little unsettling but I am confident I’ll make it through just fine.


Today there was a 3/c wide training on what we have to look forward to this semester in regard to preparing us for 2/c summer. I am very excited to begin learning the various leadership skills that all cadre need to have in order to be effective role models and teachers for the incoming swabs. Also, I am anxious to coordinate my schedule with the other opportunities that 2/c summer brings for cadets. For instance, we all are given the privilege to sail along New England on the new Leadership 44 vessels, honing our sailing skills and making stops along the way at the various ports such as Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There are other opportunities that we will have to experience such as spending a week at an air station and working a week with boarding officers, learning about maritime safety on vessels.


All of the options are very new and very exciting! I just have to keep reminding myself that I have to stay focused for one more long semester!


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