After over a month of being back in the academic year, everything is in full swing. This year I signed up to be the secretary of Compañeros Club, which is a club that celebrates Hispanic heritage at the Academy. The club has over 100 members and in the past we have done some cool things, like dining at Hispanic restaurants for free. Or the time we got the opportunity to march on the New York Jets field before they kicked-off against the Patriots. We are planning some exciting stuff for this semester, like a trip to the Bronx and a dance at the Naval Academy. I have been working on getting a community service event at a local school to help out the English as a Second Language (ESL) students with their academics. At the Academy there are a lot of things going on and one of them is club involvement. Compañeros Club is only one of many clubs and they are a good way to meet shipmates and have some fun.
A couple of weeks ago we played our rival team, the Merchant Marine Academy, in soccer, volleyball and football. We beat them in soccer and volleyball, but unfortunately they beat us in football for the second year in a row. The game was at home this year, and both sides enjoyed poking fun at each other, like any other rivalry. I have a lot of friends from Prep School from MMA that I get to see every year for this game, and it is nice to catch up. We like to talk about the differences between the two schools; the pros and cons. I’m happy for them because they want to be there at Kings Point, and I tell them how I’m glad I am to be a CGA cadet.
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