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Getting Ready For Thanksgiving

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
 Samantha Cardoza As the last few days of November come up, the entire corps has become more than enthusiastic about the semester drawing to an end. Getting ready for our first leave as 4/c is very frustrating. A few weekends ago, we had our monthly Formal Room and Wing where we, the freshmen, stay up all night, and sometimes even into the next morning cleaning all of Chase Hall to be ready for inspection. And when I say everything in Chase, I mean everything: the bathrooms, the passageways, the weight room, the hallways, and our rooms as well. This last one was by far the best one that we have had all year, and as a result, we didn’t need to do another one before Thanksgiving, which was a lifesaver for us 4/c.

Even though I am not able to go home for Thanksgiving, I am still really excited for it. I get to stay with my sponsor family and get to stay out of Chase Hall for a little bit. I have tests and finals to look forward to when I get back, but that just means that winter leave is right around the corner! Being away from the Academy is great, but it also makes me realize how much I really love it there and how much I miss my friends. Maybe its because I’m not at home or something, but I have only been gone one day and I am already checking up on my friends to make sure that they made it home safely and are doing well. It’s still difficult for me to believe that we have gone through a whole five months of squaring, taking out the trash, and doing clocks. It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that we started the school year. As much as I am ready for this year to end, I know that I will miss it when it’s gone.

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