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Busy Weekends

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2014) Permanent link   All Posts
 Brianna Townsend This past weekend has been one of the best and most stressful weekends of my time spent here at the Academy. Over the past two months all of the 4/c in the corps have been preparing for an indoctrination test, called boards, that every cadet has to pass during their 4/c year. My friends and I studied for this test in all of our free time and we all felt very prepared for boards. We knew everything about all of the military ranks, the history of the Coast Guard and damage control fundamentals. All of the studying that we did paid off when we all passed, but there were some people that did not pass but they will eventually get there with help of there shipmates.

Another event that took place this weekend was a leadership conference that was held at the Academy, at which volunteered. The conference was held for 8th through 10th graders from the New England area and there was even one student from Hawaii. It was really interesting to be able to tell prospective cadets about my journey to the Academy and how it changed my life. I loved the idea that I was having an impact in their future and that I was able to portray the Academy to them in such a positive way.

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