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From Curious High Schooler to 4/c: Why I Want to be a Blogger

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2020) Permanent link   All Posts
Smith Photo It felt like just yesterday I was stepping foot on campus for the first time on a beautiful October day in 2015, and now it’s nearly September of my 4/c year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. I knew next to nothing about the Coast Guard Academy, besides the fact that it was an institution that graduated officers in the Coast Guard. It was mostly because of cadet blogs that I was able to understand what the Academy was, who the cadets were as people, and what kind of opportunities and adventures the Academy would set me up for, should I get in – and very thankfully, I did!


I want to be a blogger because in a time long, long ago, I was a junior in high school having a talk with my parents and teachers about where I wanted to apply to college. Of all the places I inquired about, it was only the Coast Guard Academy that had real blogs written by actual students about life at the Academy and their experiences during the academic year and the summer. It was those stories that solidified my interest in making the trip up to the Academy and visiting, which then lead to my decision to apply and accept my appointment. I am incredibly thankful for the cadet blogs, because without them, I don’t believe I would have decided to even visit or apply. I would love to give back what cadet blogs gave me, and inspire others to consider the Academy just as they inspired me to.


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