Man! Time has just absolutely flown during this first month of school. With one paper done, three exams completed, and four exams fast approaching it seems that I never have time to do anything on my own. If my time management skills were not perfected at prep school I have no idea where I would be at. Even though the load of academics is huge here at the Academy I still have time to have a blast with my fellow shipmates. During the Labor Day weekend I took some time with my fellow Catholics to go to Ender’s Island for a super RELAXING weekend! Then we had our fun Spirit Week before the rival football game versus the Merchant Marine Academy that Saturday. It was a great weekend talking (and having some friendly banter) with our fellow sea service academy.
Over the weekend of September 23rd three of my fellow shipmates and I were able to race in a 40 mile relay in West Hartford to support the community’s public education system. I have never been a runner myself but those 10 miles and placing 10th out of 30 teams motivated me to actually join the running club! I hopefully have three more 5K’s that I plan on running in before Thanksgiving leave! The Academy constantly gives me more and more opportunities that a normal university would not! I cannot wait to find out what other events I can be a part the rest of this year!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate! Nathan.D.Belanger@uscga.edu
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